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Ravel: A Novel free pdf "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.

About Jean Echenoz

Jean Echenoz won France's prestigious Prix Goncourt for "I'm Gone" (The New Press). He is the author of five previous novels in English translation and the winner of numerous literary prizes. Linda Coverdale is a past winner of the Scott Moncrieff Prize, a French-American Foundation Translation Prize, and the International IMPAC Dublin Award. She has translated almost fifty books, many of them for the New Press.

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Author : Jean Echenoz
Publisher : The New Press
Data Published : 10 May 2011
ISBN : 1595586709
EAN : 9781595586704
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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