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Lies: A Diary 1986-1999

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Publisher Comments:

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 years—new books written, new music composed—the 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.

Synopsis:

Now in paperback: "One of the great diarists.… [His works] delight, amuse, and enlarge our understanding of music and of life."-Boston Globe

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306811067
Introduction:
White, Edmund
Author:
White, Edmund
Author:
Rorem, Ned
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Composers
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 22.5 oz

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