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SO MUCH, FOR SO MANY

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R Murray Schafer's
'My Life on Earth and Elsewhere',
read by A P VIRAG

 

It is a sad fact that in Canada far too few of its people know the name R Murray Schafer and far more know hockey players and certain pop singers better left unmentioned.

In this autobiography Schafer recollects his life, his work, his personal responses to literature, people and nature -- the last most especially in its sounding form, for Schafer is above all a composer. And sadly, he recalls the people who either stood in his way, maltreated him or behaved in unprofessional fashion. Depending on your character (optimist or pessimist), you will read this as a pean to creativity or a litany of uncalled-for struggles...

Copyright © 18 April 2013 A P Virag,
somewhere East of Ostia

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