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The Time of Our Singing

A Novel

by Richard L. Powers

  • 50 Want to read
  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Picador .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Literary,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages640
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9881989M
    ISBN 100312422180
    ISBN 109780312422189

    : The Time of Our Singing: A Novel () by Powers, Richard and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K).   The Time of Our Singing (Book): Powers, Richard: The book follows the mixed-race Strom family through much of the 20th century, from when German-Jewish physicist David Strom meets Delia Daley, a black, classically trained singer from Philadelphia through the s. The couple marries and has three children: eldest son Jonah, a charismatic, egotistical singing prodigy; Joseph, .

      The Time of Our Singing (Book): Powers, Richard: A magnificent, multifaceted novel about a supremely gifted - and divided - family, set against the backdrop of postwar America On Easter day, , at Marian Anderson's epochal concert on the Washington Mall, David Strom, a German Jewish émigré scientist, meets Delia Daley, a young Philadelphia Negro studying to be a singer.   Richard Powers. Richard Powers is the author of twelve novels, including Orfeo (which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize), The Echo Maker, The Time of Our Singing, Galatea and Plowing the is the recipient of a MacArthur grant and the National Book Award, and has been a Pulitzer Prize and four-time NBCC finalist.

      Superficially, The Time of Our Singing is a deeply conventional novel about how family unites and divides us. These are important things, even though the stock in trade of mediocre fiction. The Time of Our Singing: A Novel: : Richard Powers: Books. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Books Go Search Your Store Deals Store Gift Cards Sell Help /5(22).


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A dazzling, dense, ingeniously constructed and beautifully written novel, The Time of Our Singing is, perhaps, the first truly great novel of the new century.

It tells the story of the black Philadelphian Daley family and the marriage of their daughter to a white Jewish emigre in the s and charts the fortunes of their life together, and, most crucially their by: The Time of Our Singing is a wonderful novel full of heartbreak, joy, triumph, defeat, rage, injustice, and life.

The novel spans the period from just before WWII until the late 's. Delia is the spoke in the wheel of the novel. She is a young African-American woman, gifted with a beautiful voice, who dreams of singing like Marian Anderson/5. A dazzling, dense, ingeniously constructed and beautifully written novel, The Time of Our Singing is, perhaps, the first truly great novel of the new century.

It tells the story of the black Philadelphian Daley family and the marriage of their daughter to a white Jewish emigre in the s and charts the fortunes of their life together, and, most crucially their children/5().

The Time of Our Singing is a high point that The Time of Our Singing book some of the masterful sagas of American families produced by our best contemporary novelists in recent years."—The Post-Distpatch (St.

Louis) "The best black novel to appear in America since Beloved has just been written by a white man."—The Christian Science Monitor/5(16). The story begins on “a Sunday afternoon in May when our neighborhood is still maintaining its tenuous peace, a loose balance between old and new, us and them,” we are informed in the book’s opening paragraph.

“Later this summer when the funeral takes place, the media will speculate boldly on who’s to blame.”. THE TIME OF OUR SINGING. Powers (Plowing the Dark, etc.) has generated considerable excitement as a novelist of ideas, but as a creator of characters, he is on shakier ground.

Here he confronts his weaknesses head-on, crafting a hefty family saga that attempts to probe generational conflicts, sibling rivalries and racial identity. Author Richard Powers | Submitted by: Jane Kivik Free download or read online The Time of Our Singing pdf (ePUB) book.

The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Richard Powers. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format/5. In The Time of Our Singing, this orchestration is almost seamless.

It's the story of two brothers, Jonah and Joseph, the former a singer and the latter, for most of the novel, his accompanist. Richard Powers's eighth novel, " The Time of Our Singing," is his first to focus on the world of classical music, but harmonies of one sort or another have always been his : Daniel Mendelsohn.

The Time of Our Singing is a story of self-invention, allegiance, race, cultural ownership, the compromised power of music, and the tangled loops of time that rewrite all belonging.

The Time of Our Singing: A Novel - Ebook written by Richard Powers. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The Time of Our Singing: A Novel/5(12). Joseph, the middle child and the narrator of this generation-bridging tale, struggles to find himself and remain connected to them both.

The Time of Our Singing is a story of self-invention, 4/5(11). Book Critic Maureen Corrigan reviews “The Time of Our Singing” by Richard Powers. The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers (English) Paperback Book Free Shipping.

The Time of Our Singing by Richard Powers, Shelley Powers Estimated delivery business days Format Paperback Condition Brand New Description On Easter day,a German Jewish migr scientist, meets a young Philadelphia Negro studying to be a singer/5(K).

The Time of Our Singing is a story of self-invention, allegiance, race, cultural ownership, the compromised power of music, and the tangled loops of time that rewrite all belonging. National Book Critics Circle Awards - Nominee, National Books Critics Circle Awards - Nominee, Ambassador Book Award - Winner, National Book Critics Circle Award Cited by:   The Time of Our Singing is his eighth novel since the boy-genius published Three Farmers on Their Way to a Dance inand, just into his mids, he is.

A dazzling, dense, ingeniously constructed and beautifully written novel, The Time of Our Singing is, perhaps, the first truly great novel of the new century. It tells the story of the black Philadelphian Daley family and the marriage of their daughter to a white Jewish emigre in the s and charts the fortunes of their life together, and, most crucially their children/5(93).

“The Time of Our Singing is an astonishment but not a surprise Richard Powers has been astounding us almost every other year since We can no longer be surprised about whatever he dares to think in ink about.” —Harper’s Magazine. The Time of Our Singing is a story of self-invention, allegiance, race, cultural ownership, the compromised power of music, and the tangled loops of time that rewrite all belonging.

© Richard Powers (P) Recorded Books More from the same. That breakaway shade: the public record of our family's private crime.

My brother sings to save the good and make the wicked take their own lives. At twenty, he's already intimate with both. THE TIME OF OUR SINGING is a lengthy, slow read that does not have quite the narrative force of some of Powers's earlier novels (THREE FARMERS ON THEIR WAY TO A DANCE, THE GOLD BUG VARIATIONS, GALATEA ).

Nevertheless, the novel is unfailingly beautiful and the ideas it considers are endlessly fascinating, rendering the journey a rewarding.The Time of Our Singing is a story of self-invention, allegiance, race, cultural ownership, the compromised power of music, and the tangled loops of time that rewrite all belonging.

About the Author Richard Powers is the author of several novels, including The Echo Maker (FSG, ), which won the National Book Award and was a finalist for the. The Time of Our Singing is a story of self-invention, allegiance, race, cultural ownership, the compromised power of music, and the tangled loops of time that rewrite all belonging.