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By Ned Rorem

A wonderful choice of essays, reviews, and reflections on lifestyles, tradition, paintings, love, and music—always lyrical, witty, and overtly provocative—from probably the most acclaimed modern American composers

magazine has known as Ned Rorem “the world’s top composer of paintings songs.” yet his genius doesn't lead to the area of classical song. Rorem has an extraordinary present for writing, to boot, and the extensive acclaim that has greeted his memoirs, essay collections, and released diaries attest to this fact.


An Absolute reward is a cornucopia of Roremisms—essays, experiences, and reviews on an unlimited array of interesting topics, from track to movie to drama to intercourse. right here are also candid diary entries, showing the frankness and memorable perception for which Rorem is understood. no matter if he’s lambasting or celebrating the world’s nice musical works and their creators (and, in keeping with Stephen Sondheim, “He is without doubt one of the top writers approximately tune that i've got ever read”), providing intensely own musings on dying and love, or brilliantly dissecting the artist’s craft, Ned Rorem is usually interesting, constantly provocative, and vastly entertaining.

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