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Infinity : the story of a moment by Gabriel…

Infinity : the story of a moment (2012)

by Gabriel Josipovici

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In his latest novel, Infinity: The Story of a Moment, Josipovici explores this premise again, this time through the words of a wealthy Sicilian nobleman and avant-garde composer, Tancredo Pavone, whose life is retold through an interview with his former manservant, Massimo. Josipovici has "loosely based" the fictional Pavone on the real-life Italian composer Giacinto Scelsi, incorporating fragments from Scelsi's "own writings" into the structure of Massimo's interview. Such trickery makes for an often outlandish and unsettling reading experience, as if the rug will be pulled from under us at any moment.
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Massimo recalls what his master told him about his colourful life and repeats Pavone's often outrageous opinions about everything from the current state of the world to the inner life of each note, from the Swiss sanatoria in which he spent the war years to his 1949 visit to Nepal, where he discovered the power of music.… (more)

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