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The Music: Stories
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The Music: Stories
by Hamilton-Paterson, James

This brilliant sequence of short stories, first published in 1995, sees James Hamilton-Patterson serving up fables and fictions on creativity, tradition and loss, all of them linked by the love of music and underpinned by a musical theme. An escaped lunatic who thinks he is Schumann interrupts a quiet family picnic; a Croat refugee gifted at the guitar enters and unsettles a woman's life; and a Chinese master-teacher struggles with a pupil who would dare to modify a musical canon. "Written in a wide range of voices...(these tales) reveal an imagination as wide-ranging as it is dazzling. Astonishingly versatile ...extremely funny". (Christina Patterson, Independent). "Beautiful, eerie, witty, astute, dazzling". (Observer). "As perfect a collection of short stories as you're ever likely to come across". (Paul Sussman, Independent on Sunday).

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Publication date: 2014

ISBN: URN:ISBN:9780571320844

OPAC reference: KOHA-OAI-BCP:8168

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