Wings of Friendship

Wings of Friendship

Selected Letters, 1944-2003

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
One of the nation's most important living composers shares his correspondence with Paul Bowles, Leontyne Price, Virgil Thomson, Reynolds Price, Angela Lansbury, Judy Collins, Cynthia Ozick, and Gore Vidal, among others.

Perseus Publishing
"When it comes to letter writing, do artists resemble their letters? Yes, except when they don’t." So wrote Ned Rorem in his 1998 review of Prokofiev’s letters. Over the years Ned Rorem has shown us the craft of autobiography in his four five elegant and moving diaries that span the last eighty decades. But besides the publication of his correspondence between himself and Paul Bowles, he has never published the vast correspondence he shared with a sublime mix of people?Leontyne Price, Reynolds Price, Virgil Thompson, Angela Lansbury, Judy Collins, Gore Vidal, Cynthia Ozick. In Wings of Friendship Ned Rorem’s letters to these friends and forty others are assembled in chronological order and reveal the range of his interests and depth of his passions?a heart laid bare, billets doux.

"When it comes to letter writing, do artists resemble their letters? Yes, except when they don't." So wrote Ned Rorem in his 1998 review of Prokofiev's letters. Over the years Rorem has shown us the craft of autobiography in his five elegant and moving diaries that span the last eight decades. But besides the publication of his correspondence between himself and Paul Bowles, Ned Rorem?one of America’s foremost living composers and the former president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters?has never published the vast correspondence he shared with a sublime mix of people, such as Leontyne Price, Virgil Thompson, Reynolds Price, Angela Lansbury, Judy Collins, Gore Vidal, Cynthia Ozick. In Wings of Friendship, Rorem's letters to these friends and to more than forty others are assembled in chronological order and reveal the range of his interests and depth of his passions?a heart laid bare, billets doux.


Blackwell North Amer
Other than the publication of his correspondence between himself and Paul Bowles, Ned Rorem has never published the vast correspondence he shared with a sublime mix of people - Leontyne Price, Virgil Thomson, Reynolds Price, Angela Lansbury, Claus Von Bulow, Lou Harrison, Edward Albee, Judy Collins, Frank O'Hara, Alfred Kinsey, Gore Vidal, Cynthia Ozick, and many more. Anyone interested in the arts in America for the last half of the twentieth century will find much to enjoy in this book.
Ned Rorem is one of America's greatest composers. In the literary community, Rorem is most famous for his diaries, five volumes of which have been published so far. These diaries combine deep honesty with the often contradictory testimony of everyday life.
But if the diaries are documents of self-examination, his letters may be read as texts of self-invention, as he traces the long arc of his creative life by allowing us to join his friends on his daily journey.

Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Shoemaker & Hoard, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9781593760359
1593760353
Branch Call Number: 780.92 ROREM ROREM
Characteristics: xii, 332 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes: Includes index

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