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Ravel

Ravel

  • Title: Ravel
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  • ISBN : 9781595581150
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 192 pages


Ravel is a beguiling and original evocation of the last ten years in the life of the musical genius Ravel, written by novelist Jean Echenoz.The book opens in 1928 as Maurice Ravel dandy, eccentric, curmudgeon crosses the Atlantic abroad the luxury liner the SS France to begin his triumphant grand tour of the United States A master magician of the French novel The Washi Ravel is a beguiling and original evocation of the last ten years in the life of the musical genius Ravel, written by novelist Jean Echenoz.The book opens in 1928 as Maurice Ravel dandy, eccentric, curmudgeon crosses the Atlantic abroad the luxury liner the SS France to begin his triumphant grand tour of the United States A master magician of the French novel The Washington Post , Echenoz captures the folly of the era as well as its genius, including Ravel s personal life sartorially and socially splendid as well as his most successful compositions from 1927 to 1937.Illuminated by flashes of Echenoz s characteristically sly humor, Ravel is a delightfully quirky portrait of a famous musician coping with the ups and downs of his illustrious career It is also a beautifully written novel that s a deeply touching farewell to a dignified and lonely man going reluctantly into the night


Author Jean Echenoz

Jean Echenoz is a prominent French novelist, many of whose works have been translated into English, among them Chopin s Move 1989 , Big Blondes 1995 , and most recently Ravel 2008 and Running 2009.




Ravel Reviews (31)

  • These 120 pages of small format and large print have changed my conception of Maurice Ravel 1875 1937 They have also prompted me to purchase, finally, the Complete edition of his music that I had been eyeing for a few months view spoiler hide spoiler My first reading of Jean Echenoz s prose has also [..]

  • Performers are slaves.Ravel s three word rebuttal ended the disagreement about license in Paul Wittgenstein s improvisations in performing the composer s Concerto For Left Hand Such is one of the few eruptions of actual emotion in this wonderful novel, one which drifts from joy to boredom and back t [..]

  • With two of his novels under my belt, Echenoz still does not compel me to read , but then his books are impeccably crafted and tasty, and so something of his prose always lingers in my memory, eventually leading me back to him, free of any urgency This was a pleasant reunion, and though I am still n [..]

  • A strange little book Not unappealing, but not sure what to make of it [..]

  • The image that I had of this book, it is the vision of Ravel in his too large coat like Dopey the dwarf at the wheel of his enormous Renault truck It is always well to read again the books because they always differently are seen First the soundtrack For Ravel, Boulez of course He is undoubtedly the [..]

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