Trifles Make Perfection
David R. Godine Publisher, 2003 - 289 من الصفحات
JOSEPH WECHSBERG, was among a generation of writers that included M.F.K. Fisher, A.J. Liebling, and Ludwig Bemelmans. Many of them found a home for their work at The New Yorker and were given carte blanche to tackle any subject they found appealing. For Wechsberg, this included most of what he perceived as the cultural life of the civilized world: music, food, travel, and the history of banking and finance. Always central to these essays and portraits were men of acknowledged accomplishment, whose lives he tried to understand in both the contexts of their own personalities and of the cultures that shaped them. Wechsberg was a man who valued perfection for its own sake, seeing its quest as worthy and its attainment as eminently possible. Reading him is like fine dining: the food is exquisite, the choice of wine perfect, and one leaves the experience feeling warmed, flattered, and fulfilled. This generous selection of his very best, now in paperback, is sure to satisfy any civilized palate.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
The Ambassador in the Sanctuary
Toccata and Fugue
The Bois de Boulogne
Londons Savoy Hotel and Others
A Question of Reverberation
The Budapest String Quartet
طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات
acoustics Alexander Schneider Amati American Antonio Stradivari asked auditorium bank baroque beautiful became Beethoven began Bois bottle Budapest Budapest Quartet Budapest String Quartet called cello chamber music champagne Chateau Chateau d'Yquem chef church clock Cremona customers dining room Fernand Point floor France French friends German girl glass graphology Guarneri Gunsbach Hamburg Haydn Herr hundred instruments Kroyt Lambarene later Lidice listen living London looked lunch Maruska Maurice Max Warburg merchant bankers Mischa Schneider Mme Martin Monsieur morning Mozart musicians never Nicolo Amati night once opera orchestra organ Paris Pavillon performed Petrakova played players Point rehearsal remember restaurant Roisman S. G. Warburg Schweitzer Siegmund Soule sound street string quartet talk tell Teubner things told took Vaclav Vienna Viennese viola violin violinist waiter walked wife wine wrote York