The Paris Diary and the New York Diary 1951-1961
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Paris Diary and the New York Diary 1951-1961 by Ned Rorem
Book DescriptionWhen 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 self-portrait of the artist as a young man, written between 1951 and 1955, was also a mirror of the times, depicting the now vanished milieu of Cocteau, Eluard, Gide, Landowska, Boulez, the Vicomtesse de Noailles, and others whose paths crossed with Rorem's in such settings as Paris, Morocco, and Italy. The New York Diary, published the following year, pictured the period between 1956 and 1960, when Rorem had returned to America. The diaries marked the beginnings of Gay Liberation, not because Rorem made a special issue of his sexuality, but because he did not; rather, he wrote of his affairs frankly and unashamedly. A casualness informs each sensual entry, and the overall tone is at once bratty and brilliant, insecure and vain, loving and cultured, but, above all, honest and entertaining.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306808388
(216mm x 133mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1998
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
Ned Rorem Reader, Hardback (January 2002)
Ned Rorem, composer and writer, is both a gifted memoirist and an acerbic cultural commentator. 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.
Later Diaries of Ned Rorem, Paperback (September 2000)» View all books by Ned Rorem
The intimate chronicle of one of our leading composers and writers.
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Author Biography - Ned Rorem
Ned Rorem has created a body of work that includes four symphonies, four piano concertos, nine operas, and fourteen books. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his orchestral suite Air Music. He divides his time between New York City and Nantucket.
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