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By Dylan Hicks

"Do your self a prefer and skim this shrewdpermanent, soft publication. The characters will hang-out you with their longing and encourage you with their candy, caustic wit. Dylan Hicks is aware his tune and his prose is a tune in itself."--Sam Lipsyte

"A consistently hilarious, hopes-dashed account of an indelible American personality: the con man." --Greil Marcus

Wade Salem is a charismatic aesthete, drug broker, and journeyman nation musician. He's additionally a classy father determine to this novel's narrator, whose cloudy early life turns into either clearer and extra complicated via Wade's tales, jokes, and lectures. during the eyes of a keenly observant, underemployed list collector, Wade emerges as a sly, disruptive strength, immediately seductive and maddening.

Shifting among flashbacks from the seventies and nineties, "Boarded Windows" is a postmodern orphan tale that explores the fallibility of reminiscence and the burden of our social and cultural inheritance. Stylistically layered and searchingly lonesome, Dylan Hicks' debut novel captures the song and temper of the fading embers of America's boomer counterculture.

Dylan Hicks is a songwriter, musician, and author. His paintings has seemed in "The Village Voice," "The long island Times," "Star Tribune," "City Pages," and "Rain Taxi," and he has published 3 CDs below his personal identify. A fourth, "Sings Bolling Greene," is a soundtrack to this novel and should be published in may perhaps 2012. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, along with his spouse Nina Hale and his son Jackson. this can be his first novel.

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See George J. Buelow, “Schonsleder”, New Grove 2, xxii : 613–14. 30 james Haar turned polyphonist in the Trecento madrigal repertory. Little of this rhetoric is perceptible, at least to us, as imitative of speech-defined emotion ; and polyphony was not, as its late sixteenth-century detractors never tired of saying, a natural vehicle for rhetorical naturalism in music. It took several generations, beginning about 1500, for composers to achieve declamatory precision in setting texts, and even at its best this quality was evident more to singers than to listeners, who could not help but be distracted by the contrapuntal overlapping of voices.

32 A real change took place after 1530, led by Adrian Willaert in the motets and madrigals later to be collected and published as Musica nova (1559). 33 I think there is reason to doubt the extent to which humanistic interest in the antique blend of music and rhetoric determined earlier movement toward declamatory settings ; the influence of popular song may have been equally important for composers at the turn of the century. But for Willaert and his circle the theories of Pietro Bembo, advocating classical purity in both Latin and Italian, and recommending close attention to the sound of language, were of determining influence.

Pp. 797–823 ; cf. Jeffrey Dean, “Okeghem’s Attitude towards Modality : Three-Mode and Eight-Mode Typologies,” Modality in the Music of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries, ed. Ursula Günther, Ludwig Finscher, and Jeffrey Dean, MSD 49 (Neuhausen-Stuttgart, 1996), 203–46. Theorists most often cite classical authority for their views on mode when they espouse what Bernhard Meier has called the “pseudo-classical” system (of mixed ancient and medieval origin) equating modes and octave species. See Meier, The Modes of Classical Polyphony, trans.

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