On Music

Peter Ackroyd's

Peter Ackroyd’s novel English Music (1992) is not about music as

Jamaica Kincaid's In

Jamaica Kincaid's short story In the Night maps out a

the ballad of the

A wind blows through the body of woman. It seeks its way through

baila, muchacha!

The world is a strange place to be in, when you dance a dance of

the labyrinth

She found herself in a maze deserted, among funky archaic

woman fallen

Demoiselles from Avignon. Fallen bodies; bodies fragmented in the


Not knowing much about music, though always haunted by its