New Powers interview focuses on music

“A Conversation with Richard Powers,” by Keenan McCracken, Music & Literature, September 10, 2014.

The third of his novels to use music as a centerpiece (after The Time of Our Singing and The Gold Bug Variations), Orfeo is yet more evidence of Powers’s rare gift for articulating the seemingly ineffable qualities of sound, one that is accompanied by a near-encyclopedic knowledge of music history.

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