Strange Mr. Satie (Paperback)

Author: Anderson, M. T.

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In Paris, at the turn of the twentieth century, when artists were experimenting with new ways of seeing things, Erik Satie had something new to say about music. Most people didn't understand his pieces; critics called his music surreal. But Erik Satie didn't care. He wanted to make music that followed no rules but its own. Satie's life was strange and wonderful, frenetic and lonely all at the same time. He was friends with Picasso, and with wizards and puppeteers; he scraped himself with a stone instead of bathing, and he once threw his acrobat girlfriend out a window. Now award-winning author M. T. Anderson tells the story of the irreverent French composer in a biography that is witty, accessible, and endlessly surprising, while Petra Mathers' fanciful illustrations capture all the vibrancy that was Erik Satie's topsy-turvy world.
Illustrations by Petra Mathers.

Specifications

Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780670036370
SKU 33835592
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0670036374
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 10.75H x 8.75L x 0.25T
Author Info
M. T. Anderson
Children's book author M.T. Anderson had a diverse working background--including jobs as DJ, teacher, editorial assistant, and music critic--prior to writing such critical successes and bestsellers as the young-adult science fiction novel FEED and the hilarious middle-grade mystery series, M.T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales. He is most well-known for his 2006 National Book Award-winning book THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, a brilliant and disturbing story about slavery. He received a Printz Honor for this title as well. Anderson attended Harvard University and received his B.A. from Cambridge University and an M.F.A. from Syracuse University.
Children's book author M.T. Anderson had a diverse working background--including jobs as DJ, teacher, editorial assistant, and music critic--prior to writing such critical successes and bestsellers as the young-adult science fiction novel FEED and the hilarious middle-grade mystery series, M.T. Anderson's Thrilling Tales. He is most well-known for his 2006 National Book Award-winning book THE ASTONISHING LIFE OF OCTAVIAN NOTHING, a brilliant and disturbing story about slavery. Anderson attended Harvard University and received his B.A. from Cambridge University and an M.F.A. from Syracuse University.
Praise
"[A]n irresistible invitation to discover a relatively little known, but profoundly influential, 20th-century artist."
"[Satie's] eccentricity and his childlike behavior are effectively represented in Petra Mather's wonderful illustrations, which translate the unpredictability of his music."
From the Publisher
Annotation Written for young readers, this is an introduction to the life of surrealist composer Erik Satie. Illustrations accompany the text.
Editors Note The author of Handel: Who Knew What He Liked introduces the life of the twentieth-century French composer, Erik Satie, who spent his entire career challenging established conventions in music.
Editors Note 2 In Paris, at the turn of the twentieth century, when artists were experimenting with new ways of seeing things, Erik Satie had something new to say about music. Most people didn't understand his pieces; critics called his music surreal. But Erik Satie didn't care. He wanted to make music that followed no rules but its own. Satie's life was strange and wonderful, frenetic and lonely all at the same time. He was friends with Picasso, and with wizards and puppeteers; he scraped himself with a stone instead of bathing, and he once threw his acrobat girlfriend out a window. Now award-winning author M. T. Anderson tells the story of the irreverent French composer in a biography that is witty, accessible, and endlessly surprising, while Petra Mathers' fanciful illustrations capture all the vibrancy that was Erik Satie's topsy-turvy world. Illustrations by Petra Mathers.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 06
Number of Pages 0048
Publisher Viking Books
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