Goldberg: Variations

Josipovici, Gabriel (2002) Goldberg: Variations. Carcanet Press. ISBN 1857545974

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Abstract

Taking his cue from an anecdote connected with Bach's late masterpiece, the Goldberg Variations, Gabriel Josipovici imagines an English Writer at the turn of the eighteenth century, a Jew who is invited to the house of a country gentleman in order to read to him in the evening and send him to sleep. The thirty 'Variations' can be read as disconnected stories on varied topics -- incest in the Orkneys, madness in Chester, a poetic competition at the court of George III, a marital quarrel -- or as a weaving together of past and present until a bizarre climax in achieved.

Item Type: Book
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2012 10:01
Last Modified: 21 Feb 2012 10:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/37602
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