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Conversations with Beethoven

by Friedman, Sanford, 1928-2010.

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Just before his death, Sanford Friedman completed this, his final novel, something entirely different from anything he, or for that matter anyone, had written before - Conversations with Beethoven, a moving meditation on greatness and pettiness, vulnerability and genius, that is as elegiac as it is... Full description

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Summary: Just before his death, Sanford Friedman completed this, his final novel, something entirely different from anything he, or for that matter anyone, had written before - Conversations with Beethoven, a moving meditation on greatness and pettiness, vulnerability and genius, that is as elegiac as it is witty and engaging.
Physical Description: 285 p.
ISBN: 9781590177624
1590177622
Author Notes: Born in New York City, Sanford Friedman (1928-2010) was an American novelist and playwright, who taught writing at Juilliard. After graduating from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, he served in the army in Korea from 1951 to 1953, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. His 1961 novel, Totempole , will be published by NYRB Classics in the fall of 2014.

Richard Howard received a National Book Award for his translation of Les Fleurs du mal and a Pulitzer Prize for Untitled Subjects , his third volume of poems. He is the translator of the NYRB Classics Alien Hearts , The Unknown Masterpiece , and When the World Spoke French .

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