Featuring essays and tributes by Stig Sæterbakken, Paul Vangelisti, and Jordi Savall, among others, including the featured artists themselves, the debut issue of Music & Literature shines a spotlight on three consummate artists who have yet to receive their due in the Anglophone world: Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, American writer Hubert Selby, Jr., and Saudi-born writer Micheline Aharonian Marcom. This volume includes the world premiere of over 25 pages of manuscripts, notebooks, and scores from the private archives of Arvo Pärt, courtesy of the International Arvo Pärt Centre, as well as two lost interviews with Hubert Selby, Jr., courtesy of Pacifica Radio Archives. We also present an extensive interview with Micheline Aharonian Marcom alongside excerpts from her forthcoming novel, The Nothing on Which the Fire Depends.
Format: Clothbound / E-book edition forthcoming
Dimensions: 6×9 in.
List price: $15USD US & Canada / $25USD International
Section 1: On Arvo Pärt
Why I Always Listen to Such Sad Music / Stig Sæterbakken, trans. Stokes Schwartz
A Conversation with Arvo Pärt / Jordi Savall, trans. Taylor Davis-Van Atta & Katherine Linton
The Cradle of Tintinnabuli: 30 Years after the Historic Concert / Immo Mihkelson, trans. Robin Hazlehurst
Original 26 October 1976 program / Arvo & Nora Pärt, trans. Shushan Avagyan
Notebooks and Manuscripts from the Crisis Period Leading to Tintinnabuli / Arvo & Nora Pärt
Arvo Pärt: Tabula Rasa / Lothar Mattner, trans. Isabel Cole
The Unification of Opposites: the Tintinnabuli Style in the Light of the Philosophy of Nicolaus Cusanus / Leopold Brauneiss, trans. Robert Crow
The Summa by Arvo Pärt / Saale Kareda
Section 2: On Hubert Selby, Jr.
The Room Reconsidered: Afterthoughts on Selby’s Style / Richard Wertime
Remembrance of Cubby / Paul Vangelisti
Two Lost Interviews with Hubert Selby, Jr. / Paul Vangelisti
Psychic Vengeance in Last Exit to Brooklyn / Richard Wertime
Section 3: On Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Reading Micheline Aharonian Marcom / Shushan Avagyan
A Conversation with Micheline Aharonian Marcom / Taylor Davis-Van Atta
Excerpts from The Nothing on Which the Fire Depends / Micheline Aharonian Marcom
Marcom & the Possibilities of Language / Taylor Davis-Van Atta
A Reading of The Mirror in the Well / Tatiana Ryckman