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Diagnosing Genius: The Life and Death of Beethoven

Mai, Francois Martin

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ISBN 10: 0773531904 / ISBN 13: 9780773531901
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal/Kingston, 2007
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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Inscribed and dated 28.5.07 by Francois Martin Mai on the title page:"To__With sincerest compliments, Francois Mai"; one small closed tear on front cover of dust jacket; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition; illustrated with a few black and white photographs and reproductions of paintings; invitation to book launch inserted. Bookseller Inventory # 005665

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Title: Diagnosing Genius: The Life and Death of ...

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal/Kingston

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: Canadian First

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Beethoven's extraordinary ability to compose great music despite severe health problems, including deafness and depression, has puzzled and inspired. The author looks at the relationship between Beethoven's health and creativity to show how the composer was able to transcend physical and emotional torment to produce some of the most powerful and beautiful music in Western culture.

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François Martin Mai is a medical adviser, human resources and social development, Government of Canada, a psychiatric consultant at The Ottawa Hospital, and a professor of psychiatry, University of Ottawa. He is also an amateur pianist. He lives in Ottawa

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