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The Nantucket diary of Ned Rorem ; 1973-1985

Rorem, Ned

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ISBN 10: 0865472599 / ISBN 13: 9780865472594
Editorial: North Point Press, San Francisco, 1987
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634p. + 16p. photographs, very good first edition in cloth boards and unclipped dj. N° de ref. de la librería 34536

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Título: The Nantucket diary of Ned Rorem ; 1973-1985

Editorial: North Point Press, San Francisco

Año de publicación: 1987

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition

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Rorem, quite elderly now, has already gone down in history as top of the line American Art Song Composer. This diary is witty, full of wisdom, as well as sharp criticisms of everything from social to the artistic.

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The latest installment of the diary kept by the preeminent song composer since 1945when he began, Rorem says, "as a release from shyness, to investigate on paper what I could not say aloud"is the most remarkable yet. This is partly because it comprises much of our time and place, and the melancholy tolling of the deaths of artists that echoes through its pages is for ones we have known, too. And Rorem has mellowedno longer the roaring, drunken Ned of the early Paris Diaries, he is now an often sad, more deeply meditative writer on the vagaries of art and the passions. Suffering constantly with his health, he goes through the anguish of the near-breakdown and infidelities of his lover J.H., enjoys endless lunches, teas and dinners in which the dessert is always the thing, is shrewd, waspish and sometimes kind about a host of contemporaries, and never for a moment ceases to work at his music, think about it and travel wherever he must to see and hear it played."I'm a composer who writes, not a writer who composes," he says, and his dedication is heroic; but one can only be glad that he took enough time from his music to write so much. Future generations will not read the diaries for significant revelations about our epoch but for the pleasure of meeting a singularly engaging, playful and thoughtful personality. Index (much needed) and photos not seen by PW.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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