A Novel That Will Make You Want to Buy Steve Reich and Mahler

“Anywhere, Nowhere, Elsewhere, Everywhere: Music takes us beyond time  in Richard Powers’ Orfeo.” by Scott Korb, Slate, January 10, 2014.

…Orfeo is a first-class American road novel…[In] this retelling of the Orpheus myth Powers also manages enchantment—or, re-enchantment, if you, like so many of us, believe the world today needs that…[Over] his career Powers has shown himself to be a musician with ever-changing time signatures, a time traveler who doesn’t see much value in keeping time—probably because he understands that time can’t keep us.

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