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But Beautiful free pdf "May be the best book ever written about jazz."--David Thomson, "Los Angeles Times" In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music, Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled lives of some of the greats: Lester Young fading away in a hotel room- Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle- Thelonious Monk creating his own private language on the piano. However, music is the driving force of "But Beautiful, " and wildly metaphoric prose that mirrors the quirks, eccentricity, and brilliance of each musician's style.

About Geoff Dyer

Geoff Dyer is the author of "Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D.H. Lawrence," and "Ways of Telling, "a critical study of John Berger- "The Missing of the Somme," about World War I- and the novels" Paris Trance, The Color of Memory, "and" The Search."

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Author : Geoff Dyer
Publisher : Picador USA
Data Published : 01 November 2009
ISBN : 0312429479
EAN : 9780312429478
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 227 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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