Christopher Norris, A Listener

Christopher Norris draws on a lifetime of involvement with music. Mostly know for his work in philosophy, literary theory, and the history of ideas, Norris has chosen a great range of verse forms, among them sonnet, terzanelle, quatrain, terza rima, ottava rima, and pantoum to treat individual composers, Purcell to Shostakovich and Philip Glass, and themes such as the tritone, or ‘devil in music’.

A Listener

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Tankebanen is Norwegian for “train of thought”. Our English-language imprint is utopos: (from the Greek) placeless, no place, out of place. Browse our catalogue of poetry, classics, and fiction. In our new book Introducing Ereignis you will find a previously unpublished interview with Wolfgang Schirmacher interlaced with award-winning director Stefan Chazbijewicz’s photographic impressions of Warsaw. Download the ebook for free.


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Tankebanen forlag / utopos publishing

Tankebanen forlag is a Norwegian publisher of printed and electronic books, with a special interest in cutting-edge scholarship, poetry, and fiction. We publish the interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal Inscriptions. utopos is our English-language imprint.

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