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- DescriptionThis is an exploration of loose correspondence between one of Canada's greatest musicians, Glenn Gould, and K , an admiring fan. Braid weaves an intimate dynamic as K struggles with the loss of her hearing in one ear, finding her greatest comfort in Gould's music -- particularly when he plays Bach. Gould's poems don't directly reply, but they do echo a response as he struggles with his own difficult life; his family, his health, his strong beliefs in how music should be presented and his personal habits considered eccentric by an ever-watchful press. K starts to accept her changing world, just as Gould begins a downward spiral into disintegration. In his final reflection, Gould ackwledges that in spite of his personal trials, his music w circles the world in the spacecraft Voyager as Earth's example to other possible life forms of what is most beautiful in this civilisation. This is a striking and masterful volume of poems that does justice to Gould's brilliance, offering insights into his personal life and art, even as it showcases Braid's own virtuosity.
- Author BiographyKate Braid has had a diverse career including secretary, carpenter, teacher and writer. She has also written several non-fiction books and essays. She lives in Burnaby, British Columbia.
- Author(s)Kate Braid
- PublisherCaitlin Press
- Date of Publication07/10/2008
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Place of PublicationSaint George
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintCaitlin Press
- Content NoteIllustrations, ports.
- Weight178 g
- Width205 mm
- Height150 mm
- Spine13 mm
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