Other Entertainment

Other Entertainment

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A collection of insightful essays, interviews, and commentaries on music, art, and those who make it, from acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prizea€“winning composer Ned Rorem It is a rare artist who can deftly cross the boundaries separating one artistic endeavor from another. Contemporary American composer Ned Rorem is one of the able few, not only a€œthe worlda€™s best composer of art songsa€ (Time magazine) but a remarkable purveyor of prose works, as well. Rorema€™s superb collection Other Entertainment features insightful and fascinating essays on music, musicians, and literature, as well as provocative interviews with well-known figures in the arts and elsewhere. Whether hea€™s offering a cogent analysis of Benjamin Brittena€™s published diaries, confronting John Simon on the famously acerbic film and theater reviewera€™s alleged homophobia, or providing in-depth commentary on the lives and accomplishments of major artists and musical colleaguesa€”as well as moving obituaries for those we have losta€”Rorem proves himself to be as entertaining and controversial a social and cultural critic as America has ever produced.the experienced critic William Flanagan, and my own father, who showed me how to mold the a€œsense of wordsa€ around ... Vogue, Saturday Review, the Village Voice, the book review sections of all our major citiesa#39; newspapers, and virtually every American ... After perhaps 150 essays, things eased off in the eighties.

Title:Other Entertainment
Author:Ned Rorem
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2013-06-18


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