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Sherwood Anderson
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Beyond Desire

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  32 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Published by Liveright Publishing Corporation (first published June 1932)
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Dec 08, 2009 Rosemary rated it it was ok
This historical fiction was on the life of Felix Mendolsson. I am a huge fan of his music, especially his violin concerto (which happens to be my favorite violin concerto) and his choral piece, "A Star Shall Rise Up Out Of Jacob," from Christus, his unfinished oratorio.

The known facts do not match up with this book. I also was hoping to learn at what ages he wrote some of my favs of his and what life situations led to each piece, and whether a work was commissioned or inspired. I also really ha
Mar 09, 2008 Cindy rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Music lovers
Fictionalized biography of Felix Mendelssohn (composer of that staple "Wedding Music" from his A Midsummer's Night Dream suite and the tune to the Xmas staple Hark the Herald Angel Sings) and his "discovery" of Bach's St. Matthew Passion. Writing itself rather mundane. Meandering start, though final third picked up. Decent tribute to music and JSB, but definitely historical FICTION - the timeline of the events in the story certainly don't hold up well at all to the known events of Mendelssohn's ...more
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Nov 11, 2010 Sleepless G rated it it was amazing
I read this as a child and I have let 2 other special people read it. I actually have 2 very old bound copies. When I first read it, I remember it being so strong. I mean love for a woman and for music so strong it transforms you. I have always wanted to feel what was portrayed in this book. I am waiting for a special time in my life to read it once again to see if it still has a profound affect on me. I am advocating my acquaintances to request it on the Kindle, then I think I will read it once ...more
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Sherwood Anderson was an American writer who was mainly known for his short stories, most notably the collection Winesburg, Ohio. That work's influence on American fiction was profound, and its literary voice can be heard in Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck, Erskine Caldwell and others.

Sherwood Anderson, (1876-1941), was an American short-story writer a
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