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Mysterious Mozart by Philippe Sollers


Mysterious Mozart by Philippe Sollers

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A journey of fanciful discovery. . . . Opinionated and laden with insights. --Opera News A most intriguing alternative, in content and method, to almost all other recent books on Mozart. Highly recommended. --Choice A good read from a highly published and interesting thinker who loves Mozart's music. --Journal of Australian Studies

Philippe Sollers is a mercurial personality and a leading controversial figure on the French literary scene, and his take on Mozart is fresh, lively, witty, and informed. What makes Mysterious Mozart especially interesting is its blend of music criticism, biography, and personal insight. --David Hayman, translator and editor of Philippe Sollers's Writing and the Experience of Limits

About the Author

Philippe Sollers is a French biographer, editor, critic, and novelist whose work includes books on Dante, Willem De Kooning, Pablo Picasso, and Giacomo Casanova. He is a cofounder of the avant-garde journal Tel Quel and the founder of L'Infini.Armine Kotin Mortimer is a professor of French at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the author of Writing Realism: Representations in French Fiction and a study of Sollers's Paradis.

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Publication date

28th June 2010


Philippe Sollers

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University of Illinois Press


176 pages


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