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Tonight At Noon: A Love Story: Mingus, Sue Graham [Charles Mingus]

Tonight At Noon: A Love Story

Mingus, Sue Graham [Charles Mingus]

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ISBN 10: 0375421157 / ISBN 13: 9780375421150
Editorial: Pantheon, New York, 2002
Condición: Very good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Elk River Books (IOBA, RMABA) (Livingston, MT, Estados Unidos de America)

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Octavo (22cm), pp. 266. Signed and inscribed by author on title page: To Geri, Warmest Wishes," dated 6/15/02 (Geri Lester is married to former Playboy jazz critic Jim Liska, who is the source of this copy). Black boards with copper lettering on spine. Jacket has slight edge wear. Named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year in 2002. N° de ref. de la librería 13172

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Título: Tonight At Noon: A Love Story

Editorial: Pantheon, New York

Año de publicación: 2002

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: very good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: First edition.

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In Tonight at Noon, Sue Graham Mingus gives us an elegant and unsparingly honest memoir of a romance
between American opposites: she, a product of privilege, a former midwestern WASP debutante and Smith College graduate who worked as a journalist in Europe and in New York; he, an authentic jazz titan, a brilliant, eccentric, difficult artist, a scion of Watts, Los Angeles, who would become one of America’s foremost composers.

Charles Mingus’s improbable love for Sue Graham, his unpredictable confrontations, excesses, and exaggerations, drew her into a bewildering world, one where jazz and art were magnificent obsessions but were refracted, as was everything else, through Charles’s individualistic interpretation of life itself. It was a world that was as exotic and rapturous, as hostile, enlightening, and baffling, as any far-off country. Tonight at Noon is the story of that world, of the tumultuous, passionate marriage of Sue and Charles Mingus, and of Sue’s personal odyssey inside and outside its confines.

Here is a love story—heartbreaking, joyous, and unforgettable—that also illumines an important chapter in jazz history and the inner workings of a rare and complex artist, whose music, thanks to his widow, still plays to packed concert halls almost twenty-five years after his death.

About the Author:

Sue Graham Mingus, a former magazine editor and publisher, is currently a music producer. She has created and directs repertory ensembles that carry on the music of Charles Mingus.

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Elk River Books is a partnership between poet Marc Beaudin and journalist Andrea Peacock. We opened our doors in 2011, and moved to our current location in Livingston's gallery district in 2014. We offer affordable, high quality books, fair trade journals, maps, note cards (many by local artists) and other literary gifts. The store specializes in works by collectible outdoor literature, books by regional authors, visual and literary arts, and western history and lore.

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