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Fiction Literary

Goldberg Variations, The

by (author) Nancy Huston

Publisher
Signature Editions
Initial publish date
Oct 1996
Category
Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780921833499
    Publish Date
    Oct 1996
    List Price
    $17.95

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Description

Nancy Huston's The Goldberg Variations, which was shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Translation, echoes Bach's Variations in its structure and rhythms, and ultimately, its irony. "Suppose you invite thirty people to your home, people whom you love or have loved, to listen to you perform Bach's Goldberg Variations. And say that this concert unfolds like a midsummer night's dream, that is, you, Liliane, succeed in vibrating thirty people like so many variations, each at a different tune-you must oscillate between memory and speculation; you must, above all, master your fears-maybe then, all these fragments of music would dance into the same stream, and that you would call The Goldberg Variations, a novel." -Nancy Huston

About the author

Nancy Huston’s books have won the Prix Goncourt des Lyceéns, the Prix Elle (Quebec) and the Governor General’s Award. Her novel, The Mark of the Angel, was an international bestseller, which won the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle, the Canadian Jewish Fiction Book Award, the Torgi Award and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize. Fault Lines won the Prix Femina in 2006. Nancy Huston lives in Paris with her husband, the writer Tzvetan Todorov, and their two children.

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