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'Strange and dead the ghosts appear': Mythic absence in Hölderlin, Adorno and Kurtág

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'Strange and dead the ghosts appear' : Mythic absence in Hölderlin, Adorno and Kurtág. / Hutchinson, Mark Aled.

Intertextuality in Music: Dialogic Composition. ed. / Violetta Kostka; Paulo F. de Castro; William A. Everett. Routledge, 2021. p. 185-201.

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Hutchinson, MA 2021, 'Strange and dead the ghosts appear': Mythic absence in Hölderlin, Adorno and Kurtág. in V Kostka, PF de Castro & WA Everett (eds), Intertextuality in Music: Dialogic Composition. Routledge, pp. 185-201.

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Hutchinson, M. A. (2021). 'Strange and dead the ghosts appear': Mythic absence in Hölderlin, Adorno and Kurtág. In V. Kostka, P. F. de Castro, & W. A. Everett (Eds.), Intertextuality in Music: Dialogic Composition (pp. 185-201). Routledge.

Vancouver

Hutchinson MA. 'Strange and dead the ghosts appear': Mythic absence in Hölderlin, Adorno and Kurtág. In Kostka V, de Castro PF, Everett WA, editors, Intertextuality in Music: Dialogic Composition. Routledge. 2021. p. 185-201

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Hutchinson, Mark Aled. / 'Strange and dead the ghosts appear' : Mythic absence in Hölderlin, Adorno and Kurtág. Intertextuality in Music: Dialogic Composition. editor / Violetta Kostka ; Paulo F. de Castro ; William A. Everett. Routledge, 2021. pp. 185-201

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