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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221103951
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 216
Size : 135 x 215 mm
A Very Private Lesson

Release date : 20/10/2005

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Hélène Grimaud's success as an international pianist is overwhelming. In her first book, Variations Sauvages which sold over 160,000 copies in France, and was translated into ten languages including English (Riverhead/ Penguin), she told us about her wolves...

100,000 COPIES SOLD!

Hélène Grimaud's success as an international pianist is overwhelming. In her first book, Variations Sauvages which sold over 160,000 copies in France, and was translated into ten languages including English (Riverhead/ Penguin), she told us about her wolves and her music.

Midway between novel and autobiography, this is the confession of an enfant terrible in a century full of doubt. Hélène Grimaud admits in the opening pages that she feels a certain "dis-ease". She decides to leave New York to go on a journey through several continents in search of herself. She takes the reader on a soul-searching journey to places inhabited by music,love, and spirituality, we encounter Liszt, Brahms, and Wagner as we stroll the streets of Venice,Rome, and Hamburg. This journey is full of beauty, unique encounters, and, ultimately, happiness.

The book recounts an inner, very personal journey. At the end of her quest, Grimaud regains possession of herself thanks to the supreme key, the one Rimbaud calls the "musical key": love. Her fast-paced account is punctuated by wit and philosophical reflection. Structured like a spiritual movie, halfway between Jack Kerouac and Hermann Hesse, the book is a stirring portrait of an unusual artist and an independent woman. Her intimate reflection will both enchant the readers of Variations sauvages and attract new ones.

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EAN : 9782221103951
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 216
Size : 135 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont