For the Love of It: Amateuring and Its Rivals

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Mai 1999



Why pursue any skill or hobby? For the fun of it, for the love of it, and for the quality of the life lived while doing it, according to amateur cellist Wayne Booth.


Contents Acknowledgments Overture: What Is an Amateur--And Why Amateuring Matters First Movement: The Courtship 1 : Getting It into My Bones 2 : Seduced by the Cello 3 : Amateuring and Rival Pleasures Second Movement: The Marriage 4 : The Zen of Thumb Position Maintenance 5 : Teaching the Love 6 : Meditations of an Aging Pupil Interlude: The Amateur Writer Quarrels with the Amateur Player Third Movement: The Love Fulfilled 7 : Amateur Hours: Disastrous, Not Too Bad, and Just Plain Glorious 8 : Hearing with Your Body: How Playing Transforms Listening 9 : The Three Gifts Fourth Movement: Rising Dissonance, Resolved to Heavenly Harmony 10 : "Making It," Selling Out, and the Future of Amateuring 11 : The Music of the Spheres--But What Spheres? Glossary Bibliography Index


Wayne C. Booth (1921-2005) was the George Pullman Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. His many books include "The Rhetoric of Fiction," " A Rhetoric of Irony," " The Power and Limits of Pluralism," "The Vocation of a Teacher," and "For""the Love of It," all published by the University of Chicago Press.
EAN: 9780226065854
ISBN: 0226065855
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1999
Seitenanzahl: 248 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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