Pete Townshend's "magnum opus" to begin with novel

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Pete Townshend's "magnum opus" to begin with novel

Postby Penk! » 05 Mar 2019, 13:46

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Re: Pete Townshend's "magnum opus" to begin with novel

Postby Count Machuki » 05 Mar 2019, 14:51

The Age of Anxiety? That's already a Leonard Bernstein piece. His second symphony. Inspired by a poem of the same name by W.H. Auden.
So, maybe change the title?
Let U be the set of all united sets, K be the set of the kids and D be the set of things divided.
Then it follows that ∀ k ∈ K: K ∈ U ⇒ k ∉ D

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Re: Pete Townshend's "magnum opus" to begin with novel

Postby caramba » 05 Mar 2019, 15:04

PENK wrote:... and be followed by opera and art installation.

I can't wait!

:?

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/05/the-whos-pete-townshend-announces-debut-novel-the-age-of-anxiety



Given that PT is such an incisive thinker and has edited for Faber and Faber, had high hopes for his autobiog. Having been totally disappointed by its plodding style, I doubt I'll be getting this. Same goes for anything that Neil Young may care to write after the poorly structured insight-free brick that Waging Heavy Peace.

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Re: Pete Townshend's "magnum opus" to begin with novel

Postby bobzilla77 » 06 Mar 2019, 23:55

This is, evidently, the project that was previously known as "Floss."

I'll be interested to read and hear it. New Who album's in the works too.
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Re: Pete Townshend's "magnum opus" to begin with novel

Postby Quaco » 07 Mar 2019, 05:45

I'm glad he seems to have dropped the "Floss" title. It's good that it's a novel first, because novels are hard to write and maybe he'll forget about the rest by that time! I love the man, but this doesn't sound too good.
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Re: Pete Townshend's "magnum opus" to begin with novel

Postby Charlie O. » 07 Mar 2019, 05:56

Quaco wrote:I'm glad he seems to have dropped the "Floss" title. It's good that it's a novel first, because novels are hard to write and maybe he'll forget about the rest by that time! I love the man, but this doesn't sound too good.

The article says the book is finished and delivered, and the opera is mostly done too. :(
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Postby Quaco » 07 Mar 2019, 08:39

Charlie O. wrote:
Quaco wrote:I'm glad he seems to have dropped the "Floss" title. It's good that it's a novel first, because novels are hard to write and maybe he'll forget about the rest by that time! I love the man, but this doesn't sound too good.

The article says the book is finished and delivered, and the opera is mostly done too. :(

Oops should have read the article. Maybe the courier will misplace it!
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