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  • Absolute Gift: A New Diary

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780671226664
    • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
    • Published: May 1978
    In these witty recollections, America's most provocative diarist, author of the famous Paris and New York diaries, probes our cultural theories and comments on the mores of noted and glamorous artists, writers and composers.
  • An Absolute Gift: A New Diary

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110382381
    • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
    • Published: 1978
    (1978). 8vo. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by the author. Dust soiling and a small stain to top edge of text block. A little bumping to top edge of boards; light stains to cloth at spine. Toning, a little staining to d.j. mild edgewear, fading, small scrape and small hole to spine. VG/VG.
  • Facing the Night: A Diary (1999-2005) and Musical Writings

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781593760885
    • Publisher: Shoemaker & Hoard
    • Published: November 2006
    Ned Rorem has always offered readers uncensored observations from his vantage as an artist, gay man, and citizen of the world. He again lays himself bare in 'Facing the Night,' but the narrative darkens and fragments as Rorem grapples with the death of Jim Holmes, his companion of thirty-two years. Grief-stricken, Rorem writes sporadically while seeing his eightieth birthday celebrated nationwide with concerts and programs. As he heals, Rorem turns his sights to a variety of topics from peanut butter to Gore Vidal, providing insight from an unparalleled life. A timely and passionate volume, 'Facing the Night' once again confirms Rorem as a master of self-examination.
  • Jean Cocteau and His World: An Illustrated Biography

    By Jean Cocteau

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780865650688
    • Publisher: The Vendome Press
    • Published: November 1987
  • Knowing When To Stop: A Memoir

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111456616
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: 1994
    8vo. 1st edition. INSCRIBED. Very slight wear to corners of spine. Minor edgewear to d.j. VG/VG.
  • Knowing When to Stop: A Memoir

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780684804408
    • Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster
    • Published: September 1995
  • Lies: A Diary 1986-1999

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $9.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306811067
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: February 2002
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, author, and president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters shares his diary of the years between sixty-two and seventy-five years of age, mourning the passing of his friends, dealing with the indignities of aging, and discussing the decline of the taste and standards that once defined his artistic circle. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
  • Ned Rorem Reader

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300089844
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: 2001
    An anthology of the composer/ writer's musings on music, people, and life surveys the full range of Rorem's literary achievement and reflects the evolution of his sensibilities. The first part of thebook is devoted to autobiographical writings, including ruminations on being alone and on becoming a composer; the second part focuses on music and individuals from Bartok and Ravel to Edith Piaf and the Beatles; the final partconsists of portraits and memorials of such figures as Paul Bowles, Martha Graham, Allen Ginsberg, and Frank O'Hara. There is also a lengthy conversation on the art of the diary. 287p.
  • Other Entertainment : Collected Pieces

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780684822495
    • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
    • Published: August 1996
    In his fourteenth book, the musician/writer continues to 'enthrall' as he examines in depth such contrasting human subjects as Billie Holiday and Arnold Schoenberg, Lillian Hellman and Kazuo Ishiguro, Benjamin Britten and JosephineBaker, Marguerite Duras and Jean Cocteau. This volume also includes pieces on American opera, Carmen; dialogues with critic John Simon and physician Lawrence Mass; and, impressionistic landscapes of Yaddo, Carnegie Hall, andNantucket. Index. 336p.
  • Other Entertainment : Collected Pieces

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111403801
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: 1996
    (1996). 8vo. 1st edition. INSCRIBED. Very mild fading to head of spine, slight bumping to lower fore-corner of front cover. Negligible edgewear to d.j. NF/NF.
  • Pure Contraption: A Composer's Essays

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780030110214
    • Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston
    • Published: 1974
  • The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem 1961-1972

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780865471177
    • Publisher: North Point Press
    • Published: November 1983
  • The Nantucket Diary of Ned Rorem, 1973-1985

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780865472594
    • Publisher: North Point Press
    • Published: 1987
    Selections from the diaries of the American composer share his thoughts on music, current events, literature, friends, and fellow composers
  • The New York Diary of Ned Rorem

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781299233188
    • Publisher: George Braziller
    • Published: 1967
  • Wings of Friendship: Selected Letters, 1944-2003

    By Ned Rorem

    Our Price: $28.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781593760359
    • Publisher: Shoemaker & Hoard
    • Published: June 2005
    Anyone interested in the arts in America for the last half of the twentieth century will find much to enjoy in this wonderful book, the first publication of the vast correspondence Ned Rorem shared with a sublime mix of people, including (but not limited to) Edward Albee, Gore Vidal, Alfred Kinsey and Judy Collins. One of America's greatest composers, Rorem is best known in the literary community for his elegant diaries. But if the diaries are documents of self-examination, his letters may be seen as texts of self-invention, as he traces the long arc of his creative life by allowing us to indulge in a guilty pleasure and read someone else's mail.

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