The All-Around Man: Selected Letters of Percy Grainger, 1914-1961 by Percy Grainger, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The All-Around Man: Selected Letters of Percy Grainger, 1914-1961

The All-Around Man: Selected Letters of Percy Grainger, 1914-1961

by Percy Grainger
     
 

Percy Grainger was one of the most colourful of this century's cultural figures. The All-Round Man depicts that scrambling diversity through seventy-six challenging letters from Grainger's "American" years, 1914-61. These letters are fascination to read: they are cultivated "rambles" (as Grainger actually called several of his compositions),

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Percy Grainger was one of the most colourful of this century's cultural figures. The All-Round Man depicts that scrambling diversity through seventy-six challenging letters from Grainger's "American" years, 1914-61. These letters are fascination to read: they are cultivated "rambles" (as Grainger actually called several of his compositions), not dissimilar to today's telephone conversations. Often written in Grainger's crunchy "Blue-eyed English", they explore uninhibitedly every corner of his public and private life. They reflect the magnificent attempts of a great but flawed mind to encompass the world.

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"The editors have done a splendid job of introducing Grainger and his work as well as providing thorough notes to the letters."—Antipodes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198163770
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.97(d)

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University of Queensland, Australia

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