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Author:
Nicholas Delbanco
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978-0446674508
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0446674508
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Grand Central Publishing; First Edition edition (November 1, 2000)
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Renowned novelist Nicholas Delbanco gives us a triptych of indelible portraits: the .

Renowned novelist Nicholas Delbanco gives us a triptych of indelible portraits: the American writer Stephen Crane (immortalized by The Red Badge of Courage); British artist Dora Carrington (called the most neglected serious painter of her time ); and the legendary composer George Gershwin (Rhapsody in Blue, Porgy and Bess). Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, was-as Nicholas Delbanco writes- world famous in his lifetime, yet now he has been almost wholly forgotten.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Twenty-five years ago, Paul Ballard was a young college professor, and Elizabeth Sieverdsen was his adoring student.

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Nicholas Delbanco (born 1942) is an American writer. Delbanco was born in London, England, the son of German Jewish parents Barbara (née Bernstein) and Kurt Delbanco, a businessman, art dealer, and sculptor. He was educated at Harvard University, . 1963; Columbia University, . He taught at Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont, 1966–84, and at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1984–85.

Twenty-five years ago, Paul Ballard was a young college professor, and Elizabeth Sieverdsen was his adoring student. Now, he is a retired and reclusive man, and she is a recently divorced and conflicted woman. Their unexpected love affair ended in tragedy, but they are about to meet again for the first time, exposing old wounds and stirring new desires.

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Nicholas DelBanco THE Vagabonds From critically acclaimed author Nicholas Delbanco comes a novel about a family with a mysterious inheritance and . .

It doesn't matter, really, if what we inherit is money or debt, a set of cats or cutlery or a portrait of grandfather Aaron. What matters is the way we deal with what's been left behind. Born and raised in Saratoga Springs, New York, the three Saperstone siblings have drifted apart and lead very separate lives. On Cape Cod, Joanna manages a B and B and a teenage daughter, feeling vulnerable and alone.

1997) A novel by Nicholas Delbanco. November 2000 : USA Paperback.

Delbanco, though, narrates his lovers' plight in a spare, emotionally exact tone, and his characters have the . A sad, convincing, autumnal tale of love lost, found, and lost again, by old pro Delbanco (In the Name of Mercy, 1995, et.

Delbanco, though, narrates his lovers' plight in a spare, emotionally exact tone, and his characters have the complexity and fragility of real life. A moving exploration of a believably passionate love, and of its subtle, powerful, persistent impact on the lives of two stubborn romantics. Paul Ballard and Elizabeth Sieverdsen first meet at Catamount College, in Vermont, in the halcyon 1960s. He's an appealing young philosophy professor, modest, incisive, somewhat otherworldly, rumored to be bound for great things.

Twenty-five years ago, Paul Ballard was a young college professor, and Elizabeth Sieverdsen was his adoring student

Twenty-five years ago, Paul Ballard was a young college professor, and Elizabeth Sieverdsen was his adoring student.

Twenty-five years ago, Paul Ballard was a young college professor, and Elizabeth Sieverdsen was his adoring student. Now, he is a retired and reclusive man, and she is a recently divorced and conflicted woman. Their unexpected love affair ended in tragedy, but they are about to meet again for the first time, exposing old wounds and stirring new desires.
  • Someone once told me that Nicholas Delbanco was the person referred to in Carly Simon's song "You're so vain." If so, this novel offers proof. The author's vanity is omnipresent, and the result is a stillborn book, whose characters all revolve around the impossibly wooden and self-regarding Paul Ballard, who seems to have lived his life inside a cacoon. The notion that such a person is capable of true passion is laughable, but the author apparently has no sense of irony about the entire frigid farce. He's so delighted with his fancy prose style that he fails to notice that almost nothing of authentic value from the real world gets into the book. Almost all the scenes are unconvincing, often the voices are stilted and out of sync. The emotional lives of the caracters are never truly captured. The only impressive thing about this ill-conceived effort is its title. If only he had realized the potential in that perfect pun! Instead we have a supposedly serious novelist trying to compete with The Bridges of Madison County and failing!

  • In 1969, thirty-something Professor Paul Ballard teaches philosophy at Vermont's Catamount College. Paul is normally aloof in the classroom until Elizabeth Sieverdsen attends his class. The student and the teacher fall in love and begin a torrid affair that abruptly ends when she rejects his marriage proposal. She leaves him without informing him she carries his baby. Not long afterward, Paul is injured in an accident, ends his teaching career, and becomes a hermit on his remote farm. Elizabeth gives up the baby for adoption.
    Over the years, Elizabeth marries and has children with her spouse, but never forgets her first love for Paul nor her abandonment of their child. With her marriage over and her nest empty, Elizabeth finally returns to Vermont for the first time in a quarter of a century. She meets Paul and hesitantly they try to regain what they lost.
    OLD SCORES is an intriguing modern day retelling of the classic Abelard and Heloise tale. The story line works, especially the subplot occurring in 1969, due to the genuine feel of the interrelationships between the characters. Although not quite as masterful as WHAT REMAINS, Nicholas Delbanco provides a complex, intelligent tale centering on the difficulty of forging a relationship even when love ties the players together.

    Harriet Klausner

  • The main reason I read Nicholas Delbanco is for the musicality of his prose: the cadence, tempo and unusual rhyhtms of his sentences, here addressed to a conventional drama of Professor Meets Girl. I'm reminded of an American ensemble who could only explain jazz to Chinese musicians by playing a traditional Chinese melody a la Theolonius Monk. Delbanco is like that. Each sentence reveals careful thought, each chapter orchestration. Not unlike a jazz musician, Delbanco receives too small attention: hunt down his novels and essays, and give a listen.