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The secret life of Glenn Gould : a genius in love
Clarkson, Michael, 1948-
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Toronto : ECW Press, [2010]

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xvi, 292 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
"Of the dozens of books and documentaries by or about the most compelling virtuoso of the twentieth century, none has contained details about Gould's many love affairs and how they affected his life, his music, and his filmmaking. Until now, biographers have tried to explain what came out of the music box, not the engine that drove it. The vault to his private life has remained locked since his untimely death in 1982 because of his obsessions with privacy and controlling his image, the loyalty of his carefully chosen friends and lovers, and the choice that biographers made to focus safely on his music and eccentricities." "The Secret Life of Glenn Gould is the first true look at the private life of Gould - who, until now, has been assumed to be asexual, lonely, and egocentric - by examining his love and soul-mate relationships through interviews with the several women Gould dated behind the scenes. From casual flirtations to full-blown affairs, Gould's relationship with many women helped shape the genius that he was famous for. His music was twelve-tonal and his documentaries "contrapuntal." Both were filled with overlapping voices - and so was his private life."--Jacket.
Flora p. 1 Chapter 2 Franny and Gouldie p. 11 Chapter 3 Sleeping with the Pied Piper p. 27 Chapter 4 A Proposal p. 45 Chapter 5 Gladys and Cynthia p. 59 Chapter 6 Overlapping Voices p. 67 Chapter 7 The Empty Seat in the Audience p. 77 Chapter 8 That Spring in Berkeley Square p. 89 Chapter 9 Lots of Female Friends p. 105 Chapter 10 The Beginning of a Triangle p. 115 Chapter 11 The Music Intensifies p. 135 Chapter 12 Crushed by Carol p. 141 Chapter 13 To Toronto p. 147 Chapter 14 The Breakup p. 163 Chapter 15 The Voice on the Radio p. 169 Chapter 16 Catharsis through Music p. 177 Chapter 17 Transition p. 189 Chapter 18 Rhapsody in Moo p. 203 Chapter 19 The List p. 217 Chapter 20 Monica -- The Link between two Secret Kingdoms? p. 229 Chapter 21 The Laugh Heard around the World p. 241 Chapter 22 Susan K. p. 249 Chapter 23 Death p. 259 Chapter 24 Whatever Happened To ...
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ML417.G68 C53 2010 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
ML417.G68 C53 2010 Adult Non-Fiction Biography

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