Death and Fairy Tale

@article{Kingston2020DeathAF,
  title={Death and Fairy Tale},
  author={and Ann E. Kingston},
  journal={Differences},
  year={2020},
  volume={31},
  pages={30-57}
}
The music of the spectralist composer Claude Vivier is often considered through the lens of autobiography. However, from his abandonment as an infant to the circumstances of his murder at the age of thirty-four, certain aspects of Vivier’s life also seem to resist any straightforwardly autobiographical account. Borrowing the concept of “autothanatography” from Jacques Derrida and others, this essay explores how Vivier’s works inscribe a relationship to death, to the end and impossibility of… 

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