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By Sanford Friedman

An NYRB Classics Original.

Deaf as he used to be, Beethoven needed to be addressed in writing, and he used to be continually observed through a computer during which humans may scribble questions and reviews. Conversations with Beethoven, in a travel de strength of fictional invention, tells the tale of the final 12 months of Beethoven's existence nearly fullyyt via such laptop entries: buddies, relations, scholars, medical professionals, and others attend to the unstable Maestro, whose occasionally unpredictable and infrequently very loud replies we infer. a completely fleshed and infrequently very humorous portrait of Beethoven emerges. He struggles together with his track and along with his overall healthiness; he argues with and insults with reference to each person. such a lot of all, he concerns approximately his wayward--and beloved--nephew Karl. a wide forged of Dickensian characters surrounds the nice composer on the heart of this splendidly enticing novel, which deepens in any case to make a memorable song of its personal.

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