Well-Mannered Storm by Kate Braid
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Well-Mannered Storm
By Kate Braid

Well-Mannered Storm

The Glenn Gould Poems

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Well-Mannered Storm by Kate Braid

Book Description

This 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781894759281
ISBN-10: 1894759281
Format: Paperback
(150mm x 205mm x 13mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Caitlin Press
Publisher: Caitlin Press
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: Canada

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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.

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