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    DOWNLOAD ¹ BLUEBOXACCOUNTANTS.CO.UK ¼ Richard Powers Richard Powers ¼ 1 DOWNLOAD SUMMARY Time of Our Singing I didn't see eye to eye with this at all In fact I'm having as much trouble reviewing it as I did reading it First problem was the dense overwrought prose and its constant striving for profundity Second problem the leaden dialogue Third problem the relentless preponderance of telling over showing Fourth problem the scant half baked female characters fifth problem the author relentlessly and self indulgently

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    Richard Powers ¼ 1 DOWNLOAD PDF Télécharger Time of Our Singing ☆ Richard Powers This is the second Powers book I have read and it left me wanting to read Like Orfeo this is a book which shines with a deep love and knowledge of music of all kinds This one centres on a mixed race American family of musical geniuses The central figures are Delia Daley a singer from an upwardly mobile black family her husband the Jewish physicist David Strom who has fled Nazi Germany and their children Jonah a talented classical

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    PDF Télécharger Time of Our Singing ☆ Richard Powers The bird and the fish can fall in love But where they gonna build their nest? The Time of Our Singing sings about the fortunes of a mixed American family from 1939 to the present day A German Jewish physicist marries a black singer and the uncommon couple gets three children By making music and singing together the family creates a world of its own in which race is an insignificant factor Yet their family is inevitably marked by the prevail

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    Richard Powers ¼ 1 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ¹ BLUEBOXACCOUNTANTS.CO.UK ¼ Richard Powers SUMMARY Time of Our Singing I had a hard time finishing this book because the ending was so good that I couldn't stop crying Not because it was sad but because it was so unbelievably good and because I'd never before read a long book with an ending that lived up to its heftSeriously it took me like half an hour to read the last few pages because I

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    SUMMARY Time of Our Singing Richard Powers ¼ 1 DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ¹ BLUEBOXACCOUNTANTS.CO.UK ¼ Richard Powers  Musical ImmersionI have participated in classical music as an amateur my entire life and worked professionally in the field for four decades; they are different experiences Up to now the novel that most completely captured both the love affair of the amateur and the exacting discipline of the performer has been An Eual Music by Vikram Seth set in the world of chamber music But this 2003 novel by Richard Pow

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    Richard Powers ¼ 1 DOWNLOAD PDF Télécharger Time of Our Singing ☆ Richard Powers This is undoubtedly a great work of art a book that deserves all the superlatives that have been scattered here abundantly on this site because this is a novel with a lot of meat on the bone First of all it is a beautiful at times even uite touching family saga after 600 pages the Strom family members have become rather good acuaintances T

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    SUMMARY Time of Our Singing DOWNLOAD ¹ BLUEBOXACCOUNTANTS.CO.UK ¼ Richard Powers Richard Powers ¼ 1 DOWNLOAD This is a marvelous novel It is a family saga that blends history identity issues music and physics specifically the physics of time It is a novel for the ages Written in 2003 it remains timely and relevant incredibly relevantThe story is mostly told by Joseph Strom second son of David Strom a Jewish German émigré who teaches physics at Columbia and Delia Daily a classically trained black singer who met at the Marian A

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    DOWNLOAD ¹ BLUEBOXACCOUNTANTS.CO.UK ¼ Richard Powers PDF Télécharger Time of Our Singing ☆ Richard Powers Richard Powers ¼ 1 DOWNLOAD I feel a bit guilty giving this book only three stars Yes it's a highly acclaimed novel it's relevant and praiseworthy and it tackles huge universal and specifically American themes through the individual stories of the Strom family

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DOWNLOAD õ Time of Our Singing Tout commence en 1939 lorsue Delia Daley et David Strom se rencontrent à un concert de Marian Anderson Peut on alors imaginer u'une jeune femme noire épouse un juif allemand fuyant le nazisme Et pourtant Leur passion pour la musiue l'emporte sur les conventions et offre à leur amour un sanctuaire de paix ou loin des. I didn t see eye to eye with this at all In fact I m having as much trouble reviewing it as I did reading it First problem was the dense overwrought prose and its constant striving for profundity Second problem the leaden dialogue Third problem the relentless preponderance of telling over showing Fourth problem the scant half baked female characters fifth problem the author relentlessly and self indulgently showing off esoteric knowledge A marriage between a black American woman and a German Jew who has escaped the Nazis and their three mixed race children is a premise loaded with dramatic tension Yet this is a novel almost entirely bereft of dramatic tension The novel begins with Powers telling us over and over how talented his hero is and how wonderful is his family The family scenes especially are sticky with cloying sweeteners I soon got sick of Powers showing me how much he knows about music and singing After a while it got as boring as anyone pedantically showing off knowledge of one subject Often novels are praised for how breezily they wear their research the opposite is true of this Just when you think he s got the singing over and done with everyone bursts into song yet again like we re at some kind of feelgood West End musical and we get another four pages of hyperbole prose Another problem was the German Jewish father who might have been funny as a caricature of the mad scientist if there was such a thing as comedy in this novel If as a German Jew who has lost his entire family in the Holocaust he wasn t sufficiently charged with 20th century gravitas he s also working on the atomic bomb However his Jewishness plays no part in the novel none of his children seem the faintest bit interested in this part of their heritage and his presence begins to have the same effect as the prose the constant overreaching for profundity His main contribution is to give the novel it s structure the best feature of the book At one point he suabbles with and falls out with his father in law over who has had it worse the European Jews or black Americans That was like someone with lung cancer arguing with someone with bowel cancer over which is the worse fate So while Luther King is inspiring a nation and black American culture is making enormous headway in establishing its identity our two brothers have taken up residence in the white man s ivory castle of classical music Powers tries to offset this by making the sister a black panther but she potentially the most interesting character remains a shadowy figure throughout the novel a device rather than a living character Powers layers in countless obscure musical and physics ideas as motifs but for me it all came across as emperor s new clothes elaboration Does anyone I wonder really understand what he s getting at half the time with all the stuff about harmonics and wavelengths You could say it s a very intellectual novel which is rarely clever It s also a very masculine novel The female characters arouse little empathy The last 100 pages were better when it gets real focusing on the sister s attempts to start an inner city school but ultimately a single Marvin Gaye song says to me about race than this entire novel The Boyfriend Next Door jeune femme noire épouse un Chancey of the Maury River juif allemand fuyant le nazisme Et pourtant Leur passion pour la musiue l'emporte sur les conventions et offre à leur amour un sanctuaire de paix ou loin des. I didn t see eye to eye with this at all In fact I m having as much trouble reviewing it as I did reading it First problem was the dense overwrought prose and its constant striving for profundity Second problem the leaden dialogue Third problem the relentless preponderance of telling over showing Fourth problem the scant half baked female characters fifth problem the author relentlessly and self indulgently showing off esoteric knowledge A marriage between a black American woman and a German Jew who has escaped the Nazis and their three mixed race children is a premise loaded with dramatic tension Yet this is a novel almost entirely bereft of dramatic tension The novel begins with Powers telling us over and over how talented his hero is and how wonderful is his family The family scenes especially are sticky with cloying sweeteners I soon got sick of Powers showing me how much he knows about music and singing After a while it got as boring as anyone pedantically showing off knowledge of one subject Often novels are praised for how breezily they wear their research the opposite is true of this Just when you think he s got the singing over and done with everyone bursts into song yet again like we re at some kind of feelgood West End musical and we get another four pages of hyperbole prose Another problem was the German Jewish father who might have been funny as a caricature of the mad scientist if there was such a thing as comedy in this novel If as a German Jew who has lost his entire family in the Holocaust he wasn t sufficiently charged with 20th century gravitas he s also working on the atomic bomb However his Jewishness plays no part in the novel none of his children seem the faintest bit interested in this part of their heritage and his presence begins to have the same effect as the prose the constant overreaching for profundity His main contribution is to give the novel it s structure the best feature of the book At one point he suabbles with and falls out with his father in law over who has had it worse the European Jews or black Americans That was like someone with lung cancer arguing with someone with bowel cancer over which is the worse fate So while Luther King is inspiring a nation and black American culture is making enormous headway in establishing its identity our two brothers have taken up residence in the white man s ivory castle of classical music Powers tries to offset this by making the sister a black panther but she potentially the most interesting character remains a shadowy figure throughout the novel a device rather than a living character Powers layers in countless obscure musical and physics ideas as motifs but for me it all came across as emperor s new clothes elaboration Does anyone I wonder really understand what he s getting at half the time with all the stuff about harmonics and wavelengths You could say it s a very intellectual novel which is rarely clever It s also a very masculine novel The female characters arouse little empathy The last 100 pages were better when it gets real focusing on the sister s attempts to start an inner city school but ultimately a single Marvin Gaye song says to me about race than this entire novel

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DOWNLOAD õ Time of Our Singing Hurlements du monde et de ses vicissitudes ils élèvent leurs trois enfants Chacun d'eux cherche sa voix dans la grande cacophonie américaine inventant son destin en marge des lieux communs Peuplé de personnages d'une humanité rare Le temps ou nous chantions couvre un demi siècle d'histoire américaine nous offra. Musical ImmersionI have participated in classical music as an amateur my entire life and worked professionally in the field for four decades they are different experiences Up to now the novel that most completely captured both the love affair of the amateur and the exacting discipline of the performer has been An Eual Music by Vikram Seth set in the world of chamber music But this 2003 novel by Richard Powers eclipses even that beacon Beginning with the astounding competition win by a young American singer Jonah Strom in 1961 and then using the next 200 pages to trace the path that led him there this is a book so totally immersed in music that the words themselves become a musical instrument and the descriptions of formal concerts or jamming around the piano at home exciting than the sex or action scenes of most other writers So totally does Powers understand the life of an aspiring vocalist and the special world of a music conservatory my own habitat for forty years that it comes as a shock when he finally makes an error almost 400 pages in having his hero a tenor come under consideration for a role in a real production that was eventually taken by Simon Estes a bass baritone But any flaws are tiny this is a masterpieceJonah is accompanied in his recitals by his brother Joey who narrates the book The strength of this is that Jonah s talent is described not from the point of view of his audience or fans but through the fear and excitement of somebody trying to ski down the musical mountain beside him responding to his impulsive turns sharing the adrenaline of his impossible descent The downside though not apparent until much later is that when Jonah no longer has the spotlight and Joey emerges as the protagonist of his own book some of the light is lost but we have seen this often enough before think The Great Gatsby or All the King s Men Though only Jonah has the star temperament he and Joey are both musical prodigies formed from parlor games in which parents and children alike would combine tunes from Lassus to Loesser in a uodlibet of improvised counterpoint When the book ends with similar jam session on a much larger scale in an inner city school in Oakland California another magnificent set piece the musical homecoming is poignantFor this is also a book about race Jonah and Joey s parents met through one of those iconic moments where music and race intersect at the celebrated concert by black mezzo soprano Marian Anderson on the Mall in Washington in 1939 David is a recent Jewish refugee a theoretical physicist taken onto the faculty at Columbia where he would become peripherally involved in the Manhattan Project Delia is the daughter of a black Philadelphia physician a graduate of Howard University and an aspiring singer in her own right I thought I knew about the sorry racial history of this country but Powers brings it home with the force of revelation how intense the bigotry was in the middle decades of the century and how foolhardy such a marriage would have been The Stroms idealized wish to raise their children beyond color only presented each of them with an ambiguity that they would take the rest of their lives to work out Jonah who could almost pass for white Joey who struggles to pass for black and their younger sister Ruth who takes the most radical steps of all One of the things I most admire about Powers is his ability to bring major events close into the wings without them ever taking over the stage and to forge a chain of events that serve as defining moments for the other America the Anderson concert Hiroshima Watts and the two great marches on Washington It is an astounding book for a white writer even to attempt let alone bring off with such authenticityPerhaps Powers is over ambitious and tries to include too much His writing though brilliant throughout is often too dense for easy reading too dependent on the special jargon of music or mathematics Not all his attempts to work through his racial theme in musical terms pay off But when he manages to pull it all together as he does remarkably often he is simply superb So let me end with his description of the congregation at the funeral of the boys mother How many gradations did anyone see This polytonal polychordal piece played for a stone deaf audience who heard not tonic and dominant and were pretty shaky even picking out those two But all the pitches in the chromatic scale had turned out for my mother and many of the microtones between Chancey of the Maury River jamming around the piano at home exciting than the sex or action scenes of most other writers So totally does Powers understand the life of an aspiring vocalist and the special world of a music conservatory my own habitat for forty years that it comes as a shock when he finally makes an error almost 400 pages in having his hero a tenor come under consideration for a role in a real production that was eventually taken by Simon Estes a bass baritone But any flaws are tiny this is a masterpieceJonah is accompanied in his recitals by his brother Joey who narrates the book The strength of this is that Jonah s talent is described not from the point of view of his audience or fans but through the fear and excitement of somebody trying to ski down the musical mountain beside him responding to his impulsive turns sharing the adrenaline of his impossible descent The downside though not apparent until much later is that when Jonah no longer has the spotlight and Joey emerges as the protagonist of his own book some of the light is lost but we have seen this often enough before think The Great Gatsby or All the King s Men Though only Jonah has the star temperament he and Joey are both musical prodigies formed from parlor games in which parents and children alike would combine tunes from Lassus to Loesser in a uodlibet of improvised counterpoint When the book ends with similar Flora of Maine A Manual for Identification of Native and Naturalized Plants of Maine Vascular jam session on a much larger scale in an inner city school in Oakland California another magnificent set piece the musical homecoming is poignantFor this is also a book about race Jonah and Joey s parents met through one of those iconic moments where music and race intersect at the celebrated concert by black mezzo soprano Marian Anderson on the Mall in Washington in 1939 David is a recent Jewish refugee a theoretical physicist taken onto the faculty at Columbia where he would become peripherally involved in the Manhattan Project Delia is the daughter of a black Philadelphia physician a graduate of Howard University and an aspiring singer in her own right I thought I knew about the sorry racial history of this country but Powers brings it home with the force of revelation how intense the bigotry was in the middle decades of the century and how foolhardy such a marriage would have been The Stroms idealized wish to raise their children beyond color only presented each of them with an ambiguity that they would take the rest of their lives to work out Jonah who could almost pass for white Joey who struggles to pass for black and their younger sister Ruth who takes the most radical steps of all One of the things I most admire about Powers is his ability to bring major events close into the wings without them ever taking over the stage and to forge a chain of events that serve as defining moments for the other America the Anderson concert Hiroshima Watts and the two great marches on Washington It is an astounding book for a white writer even to attempt let alone bring off with such authenticityPerhaps Powers is over ambitious and tries to include too much His writing though brilliant throughout is often too dense for easy reading too dependent on the special Resist Not Evil jargon of music or mathematics Not all his attempts to work through his racial theme in musical terms pay off But when he manages to pull it all together as he does remarkably often he is simply superb So let me end with his description of the congregation at the funeral of the boys mother How many gradations did anyone see This polytonal polychordal piece played for a stone deaf audience who heard not tonic and dominant and were pretty shaky even picking out those two But all the pitches in the chromatic scale had turned out for my mother and many of the microtones between

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DOWNLOAD õ Time of Our Singing Nt au passage des pages inoubliables sur la musiue« On sort de ce fleuve ému bouleversé et admiratif sans jamais écrire un roman politiue ni polémiue Richard Powers a décrit à voix feutrée l'échec définitif d'un idéal »Christophe Mercier Le Figaro littéraireTraduit de l'anglais États Unispar Nicolas Richa. This is undoubtedly a great work of art a book that deserves all the superlatives that have been scattered here abundantly on this site because this is a novel with a lot of meat on the bone First of all it is a beautiful at times even uite touching family saga after 600 pages the Strom family members have become rather good acuaintances This saga is handsomely fit into a specific time frame the US between 1939 and 1993 and so it is also a Great American Novel a little reminiscent of American Pastoral by Philip Roth also with a girl that goes radical It deals particularly with racial issues from an African American and mixt colored position it even seems to be the best African American novel since Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and written by a white man And there even is a scientific philosophical line in the story with the theme of the relativity of time yesterday is today but also tomorrow and tomorrow was allready there yesterday which is also reflected in the constant back and forth jumping of the story And then there s the music music is omnipresent even in the least insignificant characters in this story because music seems to be the very instrument to go beyond time beyond race or any other dividing line offering the ultimate freedom for the laymen among us such as I Power is rather demanding because he goes very far into the technicality of the singing and the music and you also need to have some notion of musical history to appreciate every detail but as a connecting element it works and for true music lovers this book is an extravagant long and intense enjoymentPowers weaves all these elements into a fascinating and ingenious composed story that keeps the attention going almost until the end despite the sometimes very condensed writing style with regular surprising turns and without being pedantic I really liked his approach to this story it is not an indictment for or against people with a particular color or for or against the radical choices people sometimes make on the contrary almost all the characters are drawn so subtly that you can not help but sympathize with their actions and opinions Even the egocentric Jonah who draws so much attention to himself and apparently seems the most successful of the Strom family you can not but feel sympathy with him because in the end he turns out to be the most tragic figure of this novelThere s so much to praise yet I can not uite go for the full five stars Especially towards the end of the novel the story lines are becoming a bit artificial some new characters eg cousin Delia don t sound uite credible and the wordy level gets slightly too high It seems like it took Powers some effort to lay down his story Also the constant reference to the relativity of time occasionally got on my nerves For most of the novel this time game gives a rich and nice flavor to the storyline but the magic realistic level of the pseudo philosophizing got a bit too high in the endBut no worries this really is a great novel and I recommend it enthousiastically I m placing the next novels of Powers on my to read list Troveranno il corpo jamais écrire un roman politiue ni polémiue Richard Powers a décrit à voix feutrée l'échec définitif d'un idéal »Christophe Mercier Le Figaro littéraireTraduit de l'anglais États Unispar Nicolas Richa. This is undoubtedly a great work of art a book that deserves all the superlatives that have been scattered here abundantly on this site because this is a novel with a lot of meat on the bone First of all it is a beautiful at times even uite touching family saga after 600 pages the Strom family members have become rather good acuaintances This saga is handsomely fit into a specific time frame the US between 1939 and 1993 and so it is also a Great American Novel a little reminiscent of American Pastoral by Philip Roth also with a girl that goes radical It deals particularly with racial issues from an African American and mixt colored position it even seems to be the best African American novel since Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and written by a white man And there even is a scientific philosophical line in the story with the theme of the relativity of time yesterday is today but also tomorrow and tomorrow was allready there yesterday which is also reflected in the constant back and forth Happy Christmas Hammy the Wonder Hamster jumping of the story And then there s the music music is omnipresent even in the least insignificant characters in this story because music seems to be the very instrument to go beyond time beyond race or any other dividing line offering the ultimate freedom for the laymen among us such as I Power is rather demanding because he goes very far into the technicality of the singing and the music and you also need to have some notion of musical history to appreciate every detail but as a connecting element it works and for true music lovers this book is an extravagant long and intense enjoymentPowers weaves all these elements into a fascinating and ingenious composed story that keeps the attention going almost until the end despite the sometimes very condensed writing style with regular surprising turns and without being pedantic I really liked his approach to this story it is not an indictment for or against people with a particular color or for or against the radical choices people sometimes make on the contrary almost all the characters are drawn so subtly that you can not help but sympathize with their actions and opinions Even the egocentric Jonah who draws so much attention to himself and apparently seems the most successful of the Strom family you can not but feel sympathy with him because in the end he turns out to be the most tragic figure of this novelThere s so much to praise yet I can not uite go for the full five stars Especially towards the end of the novel the story lines are becoming a bit artificial some new characters eg cousin Delia don t sound uite credible and the wordy level gets slightly too high It seems like it took Powers some effort to lay down his story Also the constant reference to the relativity of time occasionally got on my nerves For most of the novel this time game gives a rich and nice flavor to the storyline but the magic realistic level of the pseudo philosophizing got a bit too high in the endBut no worries this really is a great novel and I recommend it enthousiastically I m placing the next novels of Powers on my to read list

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 1056
  • Time of Our Singing
  • Richard Powers
  • French
  • 05 March 2020
  • 9782264041449