Chopin: The Man and His Music

Chopin: The Man and His Music

by James Huneker
     
 

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Gustave Flaubert, pessimist and master of cadenced lyric prose, urged young writers to lead ascetic lives that in their art they might be violent. Chopin's violence was psychic, a travailing and groaning of the spirit; the bright roughness of adventure was missing from his quotidian existence. The tragedy was within. One recalls Maurice Maeterlinck: "Whereas most…  See more details below

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Gustave Flaubert, pessimist and master of cadenced lyric prose, urged young writers to lead ascetic lives that in their art they might be violent. Chopin's violence was psychic, a travailing and groaning of the spirit; the bright roughness of adventure was missing from his quotidian existence. The tragedy was within. One recalls Maurice Maeterlinck: "Whereas most of our life is passed far from blood, cries and swords, and the tears of men have become silent, invisible and almost spiritual."

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ISBN-13:
9781523760602
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/30/2016
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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