Robert N. Roth, Wond'rous Machine: A Literary Anthology Celebrating the Organ
This anthology presents many of the literary expressions from writers who have tried to capture the magic of the organ for more than 2000 years-in poetry and prose, in stories, in factual and fictional accounts, in simile, and in metaphor. Literature by approximately 100 different authors, from Geoffrey Chaucer to Emily Dickinson, to Garrison Keillor, George Bernard Shaw, and Virgil Thomson, among others, are linked with commentary, background, and biographical information. This is a book with a wide variety of moods, just as the organ is an instrument with a wide variety of sounds. All are sure to appeal to the lover of our favorite, gloriously melodic instrument. 2000; 210 pgs.