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Book Information: Homage to Czerny: Studies in Virtuoso Technique

Homage to Czerny: Studies in Virtuoso Technique (1977) [Novel]
by Gert Friedrich (G.F.) Jonke Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Gert Jonke's prose ripples along like a piano étude, transcending its meticulously constructed sequences to transport the reader into an imaginary world. With a delightful combination of the ridiculous and the sublime, Jonke explores surreal dimensions of space and sound, always anchoring his flights of fancy in accessible imagery. More than any other author, Jonke, a pianist turned writer, avails himself of compositional techniques from classical music. Different characters sound their own themes in cleverly orchestrated conversations. Opening observations are restated at the end by another character instead of in another key. Not surprisingly, the first-person narrator is a composer, a young man who is all the more likeable for his difficulties: his missing girlfriend and his withdrawal symptoms. The title is taken from a collection of studies by Carl Czerny; the content is a literary tour de force.

Original title: Schule der Geläufigkeit
Original languages: German


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsPost-modern, Avant-garde, & Experimental

Edition #1: Homage to Czerny

Homage to Czerny (2008)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Jean M. Snook
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Homage to Czerny (October 20, 2008)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564785015
Dimensions: 5.5 x 7.8 x 0.5 in
Pages: 148

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