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Music and literature , rivals among the arts , have
not coexisted without intruding on each other’s terrain
Ever since what we think of as” literature” developed
out of the sounds of spoken , sunng , and chanted art
( 5 ) writing has aspired to the condition of music , in which
form contributes significantly to content . Nowhere is
this truer than in the African American tradition ,
whose music is often considered its greatest artistic
achievement and one of the greatest contributions to
( 10 ) North American art . But while many African American
writers have used musicians and music as theme and
metaphor in their writing,none had attempted to draw
upon a musical genre as the structuring principle for
an entire novel until Toni Morrison did so in her 1992
( 15 ) novel Jazz , a novel set in the Harlem section of
New York City in 1926.
In Jazz . the connection to music is found not only
in the novel’s plot but , more strikingly , in the way in
which the story is told . The narration slips easily from
(20)the third-person omniscience of the narrator’s
disembodied voice-which , though sensitive and
sympathetic , claims no particular identity , gender , or
immersion in specific social circumstances-to the
first-person lyricism of key characters . But throughout
( 25 ) these shifts , the narrator is both generous with the
characters’ voices and protective of his or her mastery
over the narrative as a whole . On the one hand . the
central characters are given the responsibility of
relating their parts of the overarching story , but on
( 30 ) the other hand their sections are set off by quotation
marks , reminders that the narrator is allowing them to
speak.In this way , the narrative is analogous in
structure to the playing of a jazz band which
intertwines its ensemble sound with the individuality
( 35 ) of embedded solo performances
In Jazz , composer and conductor Duke Ellington
was the first to construct his compositions with his
individual musicians and their unique voices” in
mind Yet no matter how lengthy his musician’s
( 40 ) improvisations , no matter how bold or inventive their
solos might be , they always performed within the
undeniable logic of the composer’s frame-they
always , in other words , performed as if with quotation
marks around their improvisations and solos . It is this
( 45 ) same effect that Toni Morrison has achieved in Jazz
a literary rendering of an art of composition that
Duke Ellington perfected around the time in which
Jazz is set
In this novel . Morrison has found a way ,
( 50 ) paradoxically , to create the sense of an ensemble of
characters improvising within the fixed scope of a
carefully constructed collective narration . By
simulating the style of a genius of music while
exhibiting Morrison’s own linguistic virtuosity ,
( 55 ) Jazz serves to redefine the very possibilities of
narrative point of view .
The author’s assertion in lines 10-16 would be most called into question if which one of the following were true ?
答案:B

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