A playlist for The Time of Our Singing is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoksMEuYT21crKgmBrRehqb1MlPqIyfwq
Three Richard Powers novels are listed in the Washington Post’s crowd-sourced list, “Beach Reading for the Music Lover,” May 31, 2016.
The Time of Our Singing appears in “Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #1: For White Folks Who Think They Aren’t Racist,” The Rumpus, September 15, 2015.
The Powers of the False: Reading, Writing, Thinking beyond Truth and Fiction, by Doro Weise (Northwestern University Press, 2014). Can literature make it possible to represent histories that are otherwise ineffable? Making use of the Deleuzian concept of “the powers of the false,” Doro Wiese offers readings of three novels that deal with the, Read More
“Richard Powers’ Time of Our Singing: A Novel about Race and Miscegenation in America,” by E. P. Chiew, in her blog Fiction, Food, Food Fiction, June 10, 2014. The wonder and passion Powers brings to elaborating his metaphysical conceits make his books more than merely cerebral. His closest literary relative isn’t another novelist or, Read More
“Albert Einstein, Hewlett-Packard and Marian Anderson: 1939 — It Mattered More Than You Know,” by David Kipen, Ozymandias, January 8, 2014. “Without the three watershed events that hit in 1939, the year 2014 wouldn’t look the same at all.” To some, the civil rights movement started that week in 1939. The novelist Richard Powers beautifully describes Anderson’s, Read More
Common features in contemporary American novels, by Alina Polyak (GRIN Verlag, 2013). Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject American Studies – Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Frankfurt (Main), course: Contemporary american novels. Comparison of three novels: : “The Time of our Singing” by Richard Powers, “Namesake” by Jhumpa Lahiri and “Middlesex” by Jeffrey, Read More
“Music in the Fiction of Richard Powers,” thesis by Pim Verheyen, Universiteit Antwerpen (2012). Using The Gold Bug Variations and The Time of Our Singing, Verheyen examines “the narrative strategies Richard Powers employs to include music in his literary works. Powers does not only incorporate biographical elements of composers in order to link his, Read More
To celebrate both Powers’ literary accomplishments and his contributions to the University of Illinois, the Provost’s Office commissioned production of five short video works, each of which interprets a passage from one of Richard Powers’ five novels. The videos are a collaborative endeavor between Powers and a group of artists and designers from the, Read More
“Richard Powers: The Art of Fiction No. 175,” by Kevin Berger, appeared in The Paris Review, Winter 2002-2003, No. 164. “The following interview is the product of several meetings and conversations. The first came in the spring of 1998, when he was working on Plowing the Dark and living in a garage apartment near Stony Brook,, Read More
“Magic Powers,” interview by Emma Brockes, focusing on The Time of Our Singing, in The Guardian, March 13, 2003.
“Ebony and Ivory: A Symphony of Race Relations in the Notes of a Single Biracial Family.” A review of The Time of Our Singing, by Ron Charles, Christian Science Monitor (January 23, 2003): 15. The best black novel to appear in America since “Beloved” has just been written by a white man. (Or at least so, Read More