The Blue Self Portrait Noemi Lefebvre

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A French woman haunted by her encounter with an American-German pianist-composer who is obsessed with Arnold Schoenberg’s portrait, flies home with her lively sister and a volume of Adorno’s letters to Thomas Mann. While the impossible heroine unpicks her social failures the pianist reaches towards a musical self-portrait with all the resonance of Schoenberg’s passionate, chilling blue. A novel of angst and high farce, Blue Self-Portrait unfolds among Berlin’s cultural institutions but is more truly located in the mid-air flux between contrary impulses to remember and to ignore. Noemi Lefebvre shows how music continues to work on and through us, addressing past trauma while reaching for possible futures.

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