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Relapsing Catholics

Dear Ed., With reference to Garry Wills (City File, 9/6/02) and Catholicism: This latest is very disappointing, to say the least. In the end, such “critics” end up repentantly in the fold, tail dragging woefully behind. Despite some really good “dissident” books, Wills ends up with very traditional and unecumenical rationalizations. They really did a […]

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Composing for One

Ed., Reader In re your article on Ralph Shapey [January 21], I have mixed feelings. No one wants to dispute or deny talent & achievement; yet hype & self-indulgence on the part of composers is also not ignorable. I attended the CSO premiere of Concerto Fantastique & thought it overlong & rambling. It would have […]