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Description - Clara by Janice Galloway

Janice Galloway's new novel is based on the life of Clara Schumann- celebrated nineteenth-century concert pianist and composer, editor and teacher, friend of Brahms - who was also the wife of Robert Schumann, the mother of his eight children, and the woman who cared for him through a series of crippling mental illnesses. lara is a meticulously researched account of two remarkable and highly dramatic musical careers, but primarily it is a novel about timeless, common things- about the inescapable influences of childhood, about creativity and marital life, about communication and silence, about how art is made and how art, in turn, may erode or save the life that nourishes it. Clara takes as its heart an examination of the place of love in a life of increasing isolation and alienation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099750512
ISBN-10: 0099750511
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Janice Galloway

Janice Galloway's books include the novels The Trick is to Keep Breathing, which won the 1990 MIND/Allen Lane Book of the Year Award, and Foreign Parts, which won the 1994 McVitie's Prize. In 1994 she also won the E. M. Forster Award, presented by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Glasgow.

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