Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art? In this Pollak Library blog article, Cataloging & Metadata Librarian Samuel T Barber investigates songs that have been influenced by works of literature and literary authors.
Samuel T Barber (Cataloging & Metadata Librarian) takes an experimental excursion to see if a disparate collection of first lines and last lines from various unconnected works of literature can be recited and set to original music in order to create a completely new work.
The latest Pollak Library Blog article focuses on stories where authors lie at the very heart of the narrative. As a result, the author and their writing processes become integral parts of the wider story, often with devastating effect.
nspired by the Archimedes Palimpsest – an ancient 10th century manuscript that was overwritten around 300 years later by Christian monks – Samuel T Barber focuses on a contemporary re-imagining of what might constitute a text within a text in the 21st century.