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By Ned Rorem

A marvelous selection of essays, evaluations, and reflections on lifestyles, tradition, artwork, love, and music—always lyrical, witty, and openly provocative—from the most acclaimed modern American composers

magazine has known as Ned Rorem “the world’s most sensible composer of artwork songs.” yet his genius doesn't result in the area of classical song. Rorem has a unprecedented 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 present is a cornucopia of Roremisms—essays, stories, and reviews on an enormous array of attention-grabbing matters, 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. even if he’s lambasting or celebrating the world’s nice musical works and their creators (and, in response to Stephen Sondheim, “He is without doubt one of the top writers approximately song that i've got ever read”), providing intensely own musings on dying and love, or brilliantly dissecting the artist’s craft, Ned Rorem is often interesting, constantly provocative, and drastically entertaining.

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