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The Pleasures of Music: Kate Chopin’s Artistic and Sensorial Synesthesia

  • Eulalia Piñero Gil
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Part of the American Literature Readings in the Twenty-First Century book series (ALTC)

Abstract

In December 1868, the 18-year-old Kate O’Flaherty attended a concert given by the famous Norwegian violinist Ole Bull in Saint Louis. The young artist wrote in her journal about the mesmerizing effects of his performance:

To describe the effect his music had upon me would be impossible. It seemed the very perfection of the art, and while listening to him, I for the first time longed to be blind, that I might drink it all in undisturbed and undistracted by surrounding objects. (Toth et al. 63–64)

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