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|Named Person:||Percy Grainger; Percy Grainger; Percy Grainger|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Percy Grainger; Malcolm Gillies; David Pear
|Description:||xxvi, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Malcolm Gillies and David Pear.|
The All-Round Man depicts that scrabbling diversity through seventy-six challenging letters from Grainger's 'American' years, 1914-61. These letters are fascinating to read: they are cultivated 'rambles' (as Grainger actually called several of his compositions), not dissimilar to today's telephone conversations. Often written in Grainger's crunchy 'Blue-eyed English', they explore uninhibitedly every corner of his public and private life. They reflect the magnificent attempts of a great but flawed mind to encompass the world.