Antonietta by John Hersey

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

A saga of a magnificent violin, Antonietta, named after a beautiful woman who was the inspiration of Antonio Stradivari's later years. As Hersey brings Mozart, Berlioz, and Stravinsky to life, he offers us a marvelous celebration of the changing character and eternal art and power of music.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
 

About John Hersey

See more books from this Author
John Hersey was born in Tientsin, China on June 17, 1914 where he lived until 1925 when his family went back to the United States. Hersey worked as a journalist and war correspondent during World War II for Time Magazine and became well known from those writings on the war. He was Master at Pierson College at Yale from 1965 to 1970 and spent the following year as Writer-in-Residence at the American Academy in Rome. He was a past President of the Authors League of America and was elected by the membership of the American Academy of Arms and Letters to be their chancellor. Hersey's first novel was "A Bell for Adano," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945. The following year he wrote "Hiroshima," which was an account of nuclear devastation and human suffering. Hersey was outspoken against the bombing, leading the fight to reclaim humanity, and spoke out against the nuclear arms race. Hersey was also interested and involved in American public education and he published "The Child Buyer" in 1960. "Key West Tales" was published in 1993. Hersey retired from Yale University and lived between Key West, Florida and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. On March 24, 1993, John Hersey died at his home in Key West leaving behind his wife Barbara, five children and six grandchildren.
 
Published April 16, 1991 by Knopf. 304 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Antonietta

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Stradivari knows how especially resonant his Antonietta is, building from the ``trills of something like seduction'' to ``soar on the madness of the wings of love.'' He could never imagine, however, how many hands it will pass through, and how great many hearts its exquisite sound will touchamong...

| Read Full Review of Antonietta

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Pulitzer Prize-winner Hersey's latest work (after Fling: and Other Stories) is a delightful tour de force--a picaresque novel tracing the peregrinations of a violin created in Cremona by Stradivari in 1699, dubbed the Antonietta in honor of the master luthier's second wife.

| Read Full Review of Antonietta

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

Pulitzer Prize winner Hersey's novel (BOMC and QPB alternates) is a delightful tour-de-force--a picaresque novel tracing the peregrinations of a violin created in Cremona by Stradivari in 1699, dubbed the Antonietta.

| Read Full Review of Antonietta

Reader Rating for Antonietta
67%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 7 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review