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New PDF release: An Absolute Gift: A New Diary

By Ned Rorem

A really good selection of essays, evaluations, and reflections on existence, tradition, paintings, love, and music—always lyrical, witty, and overtly provocative—from probably the most acclaimed modern American composers

magazine has known as Ned Rorem “the world’s most sensible composer of paintings songs.” yet his genius doesn't result in the area of classical track. Rorem has an extraordinary reward for writing, besides, and the vast acclaim that has greeted his memoirs, essay collections, and released diaries attest to this fact.


An Absolute reward is a cornucopia of Roremisms—essays, stories, and critiques on an unlimited array of attention-grabbing topics, from track to movie to drama to intercourse. the following are also candid diary entries, showing the frankness and memorable perception for which Rorem is understood. even if he’s lambasting or celebrating the world’s nice musical works and their creators (and, in response to Stephen Sondheim, “He is among the top writers approximately tune that i've got ever read”), supplying intensely own musings on demise and love, or brilliantly dissecting the artist’s craft, Ned Rorem is often attention-grabbing, continuously provocative, and drastically entertaining.

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