A Novel
Product Number: EB00668185
Released: Apr 21, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781620970003
Publisher: The New Press
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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(s): Jean Echenoz
Original Publish Date: Nov 05, 2013

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