Set in modern Munich, Michael Kruger’s novel, The Cello Player is narrated by Gyorgy, a middle-aged composer who writes TV jingles while struggling to complete an opera about the doomed Russian poet Mandelstam. The cranky musician’s life is disrupted – or saved? – by the arrival of Judit, a temperamental young cellist and daughter of an ex-flame from his past. Judit triggers Gyorgy’s nostalgia for a time when Eastern-bloc artists were tired of ”too much revolution, too few string quartets” and appreciated art for art’s sake. Deftly translated from the German by Andrew Shields, Kruger’s wryly delivered tale will tantalize your inner academic with its often esoteric subject matter, and then win you over with its elegant storytelling.
The Cello PlayerSet in modern Munich, Michael Kruger's novel, The Cello Player is narrated by Gyorgy, a middle-aged composer who writes TV jingles while struggling...The Cello PlayerFictionMichael KrugerSet in modern Munich, Michael Kruger's novel, The Cello Player is narrated by Gyorgy, a middle-aged composer who writes TV jingles while struggling...2004-01-28Harcourt
Genre: Fiction; Author: Michael Kruger; Publisher: Harcourt
Posted January 28 2004 — 12:00 AM EST
- Scott Van Pelt on new midnight 'SportsCenter'
- See an exclusive clip from bonkers Italian horror movie spoof 'The Editor'
- 'Grey's Anatomy' star James Pickens Jr. joins Twitter
- Telluride Film Festival lineup announced
- Shonda Rhimes & Viola Davis look back on that 'angry black woman' piece
- Sienna Miller's role was cut from 'Black Mass'
- Phantogram's Sarah Barthel explains her rad guest spot on Miley Cyrus' surprise album
- 8 most polarizing celebrities in 'Dancing With the Stars' history
- All the VMAs 2015 performances graded
- VMAs 2015 Red Carpet: See All the Looks!
- 16 TV characters who stuck around longer than expected
- Behind Lady Gaga's killer look in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
- Heidi & Howie, Chris Evans, Kelly Rowland and More!