This Man and Music by Anthony Burgess (First Printing)
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  MCGRAW-HILL BOOK COMPANY
Book is in excellent condition. Dust jacket is strong with no tears. Book pages are still clean white and unmarked.
Largely self-taught in music, Burgess composed his first symphony before he was twenty, many years before his first novel, and he was the composer of over 65 musical works. In these deeply insightful meditations, the renowned writer explores the meaning of music, the intention of the composer and the process of composition, and the seemingly elusive relationships between literature and music. Burgess shows how "the process of literary composition are revealed by the writers themselves" and then gathers evidence to understand the "inexplicable magic" of the details of the operation of music - what is music's "intelligibility"?