Freud is an excellent writer and this book is quite good, don't you think? His book on jokes makes a fun follow up read.
You are almost done?!!! With five volume?? I've stopped reading every chapter because it was tedious and killing me. And this is only one book. Right now I'm only reading interesting parts like Chopin, Debussy etc. Are there chapters that are really important and I must read?Jeremiah Lawson wrote: ↑Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:07 pmtosunpasa, I'm almost done with the five-volume Taruskin set. I saved the first for last. It's dense and enormous as a set but compared to his academic two tome set on Stravinsky it's mercifully written in a much more conversational/informal tone. It will be a lot of work but it's a fascinating set. His summary dismissal of the guitar as basically not really in the literate music tradition would probably annoy more guitarists if they'd read his Oxford History but I took that swift dismissal as more or less proof of a point Matanya Ophee made decades ago about how the musical mainstream of concert music has managed to go along as if the classical guitar's entire body of literature functionally doesn't exist.
I love the book of Ecclesiastes and the book of Psalms
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