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The Resource What could be saved : bookmatched novellas and stories, Gregory Spatz

What could be saved : bookmatched novellas and stories, Gregory Spatz

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What could be saved : bookmatched novellas and stories
Title
What could be saved
Title remainder
bookmatched novellas and stories
Statement of responsibility
Gregory Spatz
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Going where most readers have never been--past the workshop door, behind the curtain to the hidden rehearsal space, and into the back room of a pawn shop or dealer's office, Gregory Spatz's new book delves deeply into the world of those who build, play, and sell (or steal) violins. This is a realm of obsession, of high-stakes sales and thefts, and of rapturous but also desperate performance escapades. Dense with detail, and peopled with a fabulously particular (yes, eccentric) ensemble cast, the linked pieces in WHAT COULD BE SAVED--two of novella length, and two stories--have the intense force and beauty of chamber music. "WHAT COULD BE SAVED initiates the reader into the mysteries of a secret society of artists and artisans, thieves and treasure hunters, forgers and true believers, all of whom idolize the nearly supernatural powers and traditions of the violin. Those old, priceless instruments are like keys that unlock the quintessence of music and beauty, but they are also 'the devil's box,' just as often counterfeits that sow delusion and disenchantment as they pass from acolyte to acolyte--player to player, luthier to luthier--through the centuries. Gregory Spatz has conjoined these stories into a masterly quartet that casts the same spell on the reader as on its characters. This collection is magical, hypnotic, brilliant."--Paul Harding
Cataloging source
DCH
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1964-
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Spatz, Gregory
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violin
  • Violin makers
  • Stringed instrument makers
  • Violin in literature
Label
What could be saved : bookmatched novellas and stories, Gregory Spatz
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781946482174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1105743578
  • (OCoLC)1105743578
Label
What could be saved : bookmatched novellas and stories, Gregory Spatz
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
222 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781946482174
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1105743578
  • (OCoLC)1105743578

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