A collection of insightful essays, interviews, and commentaries on music, art, and those who make it, from acclaimed author and Pulitzer Prizeawinning 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 athe worldas best composer of art songsa (Time magazine) but a remarkable purveyor of prose works, as well. Roremas 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 heas offering a cogent analysis of Benjamin Brittenas published diaries, confronting John Simon on the famously acerbic film and theater revieweras alleged homophobia, or providing in-depth commentary on the lives and accomplishments of major artists and musical colleaguesaas well as moving obituaries for those we have lostaRorem 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 asense 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.
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