The Secret Life of Glenn Gould: A Genius in Love

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ECW Press, Apr 1, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 292 pages
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Through the memories of his women and confidantes, this biography provides a fresh portrait of virtuoso pianist Glenn Gould, detailing his many motivations, dreams, quirks, and fears. Filled with personal stories from the people who were intimately involved with the man, this account shows how Gould, the worlds greatest pianist in the 1950s and 1960s, was richly inspired by, and bared his soul at the keyboard to, the numerous women who stirred his hard-to-fetch emotions. Long considered to be an asexual, lonely, and egocentric figure, this exposeby examining the details about Goulds many love affairs and how they affected his life, music, and filmmakingpresents a unique perspective on one of the most enigmatic artists of the 20th century.
 

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User Review  - karhne - LibraryThing

This book is very well written--so much so, that at times I found myself falling in love with a pianist who was known for his neuroses. It's obvious that the book was well researched, and that ... Read full review

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Contents

I think in searching out unconsciously people who are ultimately not available geographically emotionally and spiritually you can almost predict the ...
Chris phoned us and said We just lost him
Whatever HAPPENED TO
CORNELIA FOSS
ROXOLANA ROSLAK
VERNA SANDERCOCK POST
MONICA GAYLORD
ANAHID ALEXANIAN

His fan mail was very important to him
At the age of four I started very studiously
She knew how to handle him
But my boss told me Youre in your early
Bach would have been horrified
He seemed to have fallen hard for her
Get me that girl
Theres a human
Come to my heart that I may
Yes he was different from us but he was alike
One develops what one thinks of as an intense need to be
She is an artist who combines astonishing
You make me cry laugh feel hatred horror yes everything but you also have the most personal sound in your piano you have suffered much Im su...
ANGELA ADDISON
SONIA MARIE DE LEÓN DE VEGA
JESSIE GREIG
BARBARA FRANKLIN
PAUL MYERS
Acknowledgments
Sources
BOOKS
MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
FILMS AND TELEVISION
ALSO
Photos
Copyright

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About the author (2010)

Michael Clarkson is the author of Intelligent Fear, Pressure Golf, and Quick Fixes for Everyday Fears. He is a former award-winning newspaper reporter, winning 11 national and international awards for his feature articles and investigative stories, including two National Newspaper Awards in Canada and a United States Health Care award. He was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for his story on a rendezvous with reclusive author J. D. Salinger. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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