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Iain Pears,: The Dream of Scipio

The Dream of Scipio


Set in Provence at three different critical moments of Western Civilisation - the collapse of the Roman Empire in the fifth century, the Black Death in the fourteenth, and the Second World War in the twentieth - The Dream of Scipio follows the fortunes of three men: Manlius Hippomanes, a Gallic aristocrat obsessed with the preservation of Roman civilisation, Olivier de Noyen, a poet, and Julien Barneuve, an intellectual who joins the Vichy government. The story of each man is woven through the narrative, linked by the classical text that gives the book its title, and by each man's love for an extraordinary woman. Dense, dark, erudite and yet, like An Instance of the Fingerpost, utterly compelling, The Dream of Scipio confirms Iain Pears as one of Britain's most imaginative novelists.

The interviews, essays and articles collected in this book span a quarter of a century of Philip Roth's distinguished career and 'reveal a preoccupation with the relationship between the written and the unwritten world.' Here is Roth on himself and his work and the controversies it's engendered. Here too are Roth's writings on the Eastern European writers he has always championed; and on baseball, American fiction, and American Jews. The essential collection of nonfiction by a true master, Reading Myself and Others features his long interview with the Paris Review. (Berklee Guide). Learn ten jazz guitar standards, arranged for solo guitar. These performance-ready arrangements demonstrate different ways to interpret jazz standards and render them for solo guitar performance. Each includes a technical introduction from the arranger, discussing his motivations and identifying some of the defining aspects of each approach, such as the use of The Dream of Scipio download epub line cliche, harmony, song form, and modality. In learning these arrangements, you will gain insight into how to craft your own solos. Arrangements include: Dedicated to You * I'm Glad There Is You * My Foolish Heart * Stella by Starlight * You Don't Know What Love Is * and more.

Author: Iain Pears,
Number of Pages: 400 pages
Published Date: 03 Apr 2003
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Country: London, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9780099284581
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