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Strange Mr. Satie

Strange Mr. Satie

(2003)
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In Paris, at the turn of the twentieth century, when artists were experimenting with new ways of seeing things, Erik Satie had something new to say about music. Most people didn't understand his pieces; critics called his music surreal. But Erik Satie didn't care. He wanted to make music that followed no rules but its own. Satie's life was strange and wonderful, frenetic and lonely all at the same time. He was friends with Picasso, and with wizards and puppeteers; he scraped himself with a stone instead of bathing, and he once threw his acrobat girlfriend out a window. Now award-winning author M. T. Anderson tells the story of the irreverent French composer in a biography that is witty, accessible, and endlessly surprising, while Petra Mathers' fanciful illustrations capture all the vibrancy that was Erik Satie's topsy-turvy world.

Illustrations by Petra Mathers.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Strange Mr. Satie (Bccb Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award (Awards))
Author(s): M T Anderson
ISBN: 0-670-03637-4 / 978-0-670-03637-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: Strange Mr. Satie: Composer of the Absurd
Author(s): M T Anderson
ISBN: 0-7636-8775-8 / 978-0-7636-8775-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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