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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Tim Page in The New Yorker

Tim Page, the Pulitzer Prize-winning classical music critic of the Washington Post, has an extraordinary article in the August 20, 2007 issue of The New Yorker, about growing up and living with Asperger's syndrome. The article's not on line, but I urge you to pick up the print edition and read the article, then read Elaine Fine's equally extraordinary related posting at Musical Assumptions.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is indeed a compelling and moving piece. But here's something odd. Page is probably the world's pre-eminent expert on the pianist Glenn Gould. Although Asperger's wasn't defined during Gould's lifetime, it's been recognized since his death that he probably had it. And Page was a Gould scholar long before 2000 when he (Page) learned that his (Page's) condition was Asperger's. But this relationship -- it can't be totally conincidence -- is not mentioned in PAge's superb piece.

Clay said...

No, it wasn't a coincidence, just an instance of "birds of a feather"....
It would be odd if Page hadn't felt and affinity for Gould's music, even without knowing what it was they shared.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Wow.

Tony said...

What Tim's achieved in his life would put most of us mortals to shame. My sister's got Asperger's Syndrome and it was very difficult both for her and the family over the years. Thanks for the inspiration Tim
Tony

xradiographer said...

well, it's online at the moment; also, linked to from the Tim Page wikipedia page

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thank you for the link!