A Ned Rorem Reader
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Ned Rorem Reader by Ned Rorem
Book DescriptionNed Rorem, composer and writer, is both a gifted memoirist and one of our most acerbic cultural commentators. This anthology of his musings on music, people, and life surveys the full range of his literary achievement and reflects the evolution of his sensibilities. The first part of the book is devoted to writing of an autobiographical nature, including ruminations on being alone and on becoming a composer. The second part focuses on music and individuals from Bartok and Ravel to Edith Piaf and the Beatles. The final part consists of portraits and memorials of such figures as Martha Graham, Paul Bowles, Marc Blitzstein, Frank O'Hara, Allen Ginsberg, and Truman Capote. The book also includes a lengthy conversation on the art of the diary.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300089844
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ned Rorem
Lies, Paperback (January 2002)
Now in paperback: "One of the great diarists... [His works] delight, amuse, and enlarge our understanding of music and of life."-Boston Globe
Later Diaries of Ned Rorem, Paperback (September 2000)
The intimate chronicle of one of our leading composers and writers.
Paris Diary and the New York Diary 1951-1961, Paperback (March 1998)» View all books by Ned Rorem
"When The Paris Diary exploded on the scene in 1966 there had never been a book in English quite like it: Its intimate combination of personal, literary, and social insights was unprecedented. Rorem's"
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Author Biography - Ned Rorem
Ned Rorem, a prolific composer who is particularly well known for his more than four hundred songs, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for Air Music for Orchestra. He has published five volumes of diaries as well as numerous collections of his other writings. J. D. McClatchy is a poet and editor of the Yale Review.
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