The Glenn Gould Poems
By (author) Kate Braid
Normal Price: $33.05
Your Price: $29.75 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.31! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.49 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Well-Mannered Storm by Kate Braid
Book DescriptionThis is an exploration of loose correspondence between one of Canada's greatest musicians, Glenn Gould, and "K", an admiring fan. Braid weaves an intimate dynamic as K struggles with the loss of her hearing in one ear, finding her greatest comfort in Gould's music -- particularly when he plays Bach. Gould's poems don't directly reply, but they do echo a response as he struggles with his own difficult life; his family, his health, his strong beliefs in how music should be presented and his personal habits considered "eccentric" by an ever-watchful press. K starts to accept her changing world, just as Gould begins a downward spiral into disintegration. In his final reflection, Gould acknowledges that in spite of his personal trials, his music now circles the world in the spacecraft Voyager as Earth's example to other possible life forms of what is most beautiful in this civilisation. This is a striking and masterful volume of poems that does justice to Gould's brilliance, offering insights into his personal life and art, even as it showcases Braid's own virtuosity.
Buy Well-Mannered Storm book by Kate Braid from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781894759281
(150mm x 205mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Caitlin Press
Publisher: Caitlin Press
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Kate Braid
Rough Ground Revisited, Paperback (August 2015)
Rough Ground Revisited includes some poems previously included in Covering Rough Ground, published in 1991, as well as some new poems.
Journeywoman, Paperback (December 2012)
Since women started working in the trades in the 1970s, very little has been published about their experiences. In this provocative and important book, Kate Braid tells the story of how she became a carpenter in the face of skepticism and discouragement.
Emily Carr, Paperback (January 2000)» View all books by Kate Braid
As a child she was "contrary,"as a young woman she defied convention to choose art over marriage, and as a middle-aged woman she was considered a full-blown eccentric. Listening to her own inner voice, Emily Carr created an art unique to British Columbia. Kate Braid has published three poetry books. She lives in Burnaby, British Columbia.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Well-Mannered Storm book by Kate Braid and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Kate Braid
Kate Braid has had a diverse career including secretary, carpenter, teacher and writer. She has also written several non-fiction books and essays. She lives in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.