Lies: A Diary 1986-1999

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Lies: A Diary 1986-1999

Lies A Diary This latest installment of Ned Rorem s diary opens in when the author is sixty two and closes in when he is seventy five Though Rorem remains as energetic as ever during these years new b

  • Title: Lies: A Diary 1986-1999
  • Author: Ned Rorem
  • ISBN: 9780306811067
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • This latest installment of Ned Rorem s diary opens in 1986, when the author is sixty two, and closes in 1999, when he is seventy five Though Rorem remains as energetic as ever during these years new books written, new music composed the tone of this volume is autumnal His life and his world are winding down He mourns the passing of dear friends, endures the indignitiesThis latest installment of Ned Rorem s diary opens in 1986, when the author is sixty two, and closes in 1999, when he is seventy five Though Rorem remains as energetic as ever during these years new books written, new music composed the tone of this volume is autumnal His life and his world are winding down He mourns the passing of dear friends, endures the indignities of growing old, and notes with bitterness the collapse of the taste and standards that once defined his artistic circle As AIDS becomes an epidemic, he traces its grim course through the gay community and through the discourse of the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton years Lies is an anthology of forms, each entry a carefully chosen, brightly colored tile in a literary mosaic, with all that readers have come to expect from Rorem erotic fantasies, gratuitous slights, aphorisms, indiscretions, program notes, puns, punditry, and beauty.

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    1. Richard Jespers on said:

      The last journal? Probably not. Dreary in places, but one must look at what he’s experiencing: death of both parents, his lover’s parents, his lover, countless friends and colleagues. I always think of Rorem as being well off because he has been such a successful composer, but because of his lover’s illness, they almost lose their apartment. They scrape by like artists often do. I find that I still agree with many of his opinions. I’m not always acquainted with the musical or literary wo [...]

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