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Serpent's Tail
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ISBN: 9781852428426
PAGES: 206 p.
PUBLICATION DATE: January 7, 2004

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Vivaldi And The Number 3 And Other Impossible Stories

In these playful vignettes, Ron Butlin looks at the lives of great composers and philosophers from unusual but always highly entertaining angles. Vivaldi’s creative block is freed with God’s gift of the number 3; Mozart struggles for financial independence by becoming Salzburg’s first private eye; Haydn’s publicity benefits from an appearance on Jerry Springer…Many previously undocumented events from the history of Western civilization are relayed here with a zany touch and a delicious sense of the absurd. When Seneca tests the validity of stoicism by taking up residence in 21st century Edinburgh, Ron Butlin brings these delightful tales to his home town.

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