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Description - Lies by Ned Rorem

Now in paperback: "One of the great diarists. [His works] delight, amuse, and enlarge our understanding of music and of life."-Boston Globe. This latest installment of Ned Rorem's diary opens in 1986, when the author is sixty-two, and closes in 1999, when he is seventy-five. Though Rorem remains as energetic as ever during these yearsnew books written, new music composedthe tone of this volume is autumnal: His life and his world are winding down. He mourns the passing of dear friends, endures the indignities of growing old, and notes with bitterness the collapse of the taste and standards that once defined his artistic circle. As AIDS becomes an epidemic, he traces its grim course through the gay community and through the discourse of the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton years. Lies is an anthology of forms, each entry a carefully chosen, brightly colored tile in a literary mosaic, with all that readers have come to expect from Rorem: erotic fantasies, gratuitous slights, aphorisms, indiscretions, program notes, puns, punditry, and beauty.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306811067
ISBN-10: 0306811065
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 159mm x mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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Later Diaries of Ned Rorem by Ned Rorem
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Paris Diary & The New York Diary 1951-1961 by Ned Rorem
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