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Michael McCooe
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Madame Bovary begins with a young Charles Bovary starting a new school where he struggles to fit in. Ridiculed by his classmates, Charles grows into a mediocre, dull adult.
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Carl Maria von Weber was one of the first significant composers of the Romantic school of the 19th Century.

Ability and style

Born in November 1786, his influence on German classical music in the 19th Century cannot be understated.

Weber was a capable composer, conductor, pianist, guitarist and critic. His most famous operas include Der Freischütz, Euryanthe and Oberon which greatly influenced Romantic Opera in Germany as a whole. Der Freischütz was regarded as the first German nationalist opera, while Euryanthe developed the Leitmotif technique.

It is believed that Oberon may have influenced Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream while also revealing Weber’s lifelong interest in the music of non-Western cultures which had an impact on the composer’s unique style.

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James Joyce’ novel Ulysses holds a special place in the heart of classical literature. One of the greatest masterpieces of modern literature, it’s often seen as being as hard to explain as it is to read – though the story is fairly simplistic.

The book is about two characters – Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus – during a day in Dublin. Its innovative and mythical style keeps the reader guessing while remaining engaged throughout through a stunning portrait of internal psychological processes and high art.
Michael McCooe – Literature: Ulysses
Michael McCooe – Literature: Ulysses
michaelmccooe.blogspot.co.uk
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In Search of Lost Time is a novel by Marcel Proust which is written in seven parts. It translates from French to Remembrance of Things Past.

The novel is the story of Proust’s own life, told as an allegorical search for truth, and is one of French fiction’s greatest works of the early 20th Century.
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Arcangelo Corelli (17th February 1653 – 8th January 1713) was an Italian violinist and composer. His music during the Baroque era was key to the development of modern classical music, including sonata and concerto while he also helped to establish the preeminence of the violin.
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