Beethoven’s Mask

$ 34.90

Szerző-Author: Jonas, George

Notes on My Life and Times

Powerful storytelling and sharp observation, leavened with marvelous wit and style, combine to deliver one of the most vivid memoirs ever written.

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Típus-Type: antikvár
Állapot-Condition: very good
Kiadó-Publisher: Key Porter, 2005
Nyelv-Language: english
Oldalszám-Pages: 344
Kötés-Binding: hardcover
Azonosító-Item number: 35-090
Cikkszám: 35-090 Kategóriák: , ,


In his extraordinary memoir, Beethovens Mask, George Jonas describes life as an Italian opera: an absurd story set to irresistible music. Spanning the period between 1935 and 2001 from just before the outbreak of the Second World War to 9/11 the narrative takes the form of a journey log, zeroing in on key episodes in Jonas’ own life and in the lives of others: famous, infamous, and anonymous men and women that he encountered in Europe, North America, and the Middle East. Beethoven’s Mask is an extraordinary, riveting read that will engage any reader interested in the twentieth century, its foibles, evils, comic and comedic aspects, and the self-destructive urge of humanity that drove Europe and, ultimately, the rest of world into the most horrendous bloodshed of the Second World War.