Suite for Percy Grainger

Author(s): Jessica L. Wilkinson

Poetry

Suite for Percy Grainger: a biography is an experimental poetic work on the life and times of one of Australia's most innovative and diversely accomplished musicians and composers, Percy Grainger. Alongside his immense musical output - including original compositions and folk-song arrangements - Grainger was also a keen essayist, a voracious reader, a dedicated letter writer, and an eager archivist, establishing the Grainger Museum as a repository for over 100,000 items including correspondence, clothing, musical manuscripts, instruments and everyday objects (not to forget his infamous whip collection). Of interest to Wilkinson, as a poet with one eye wandering into historical archives, is how one might write a biography sympathetic to Grainger's personality, lifestyle and philosophies. "Jessica L. Wilkinson is the patient recorder of the rhythms and riffs of Percy Grainger's life and the brilliant medium hosting his artistic vision. In its wild, spooling energies, this book is an anatomy of creativity and life writing, celebrating point and counterpoint of the poetics of music and music's poetry."- Felicity Plunkett


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781922181206
  • : Vagabond Press
  • : Vagabond Press
  • : September 2014
  • : 203mm X 133mm X 8mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 138
  • : black white illustrations
  • : Jessica L. Wilkinson
  • : Paperback