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Goldberg: variations

Author: Gabriel Josipovici
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Harper Perennial edView all editions and formats
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Taking its name from Bach's Goldberg Variations, as well as inspiration from its formal structure, this work hybridizes breezy philosophical meditation and fragment-based novel. Most of the diffused story takes place in nineteenth-century England, where a Jewish writer by the name of Goldberg is commissioned by an incessantly thoughtful insomniac to create a story each day to be told that night, hopefully thus  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Johann Christian Bach; Johann Christian Bach
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel Josipovici
ISBN: 9780060897239 0060897236
OCLC Number: 85253978
Description: 189 pages : portrait ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Gabriel Josipovici.

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Taking its name from Bach's Goldberg Variations, as well as inspiration from its formal structure, this work hybridizes breezy philosophical meditation and fragment-based novel. Most of the diffused story takes place in nineteenth-century England, where a Jewish writer by the name of Goldberg is commissioned by an incessantly thoughtful insomniac to create a story each day to be told that night, hopefully thus assuaging the man's sleeplessness.

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