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Voices in a Mask: Stories
by Geoffrey Green
Northwestern University Press, 2008
Paper: 978-0-8101-5209-0
Library of Congress Classification PS3607.R4328V65 2008
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.6

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Based on images of disguise in literature, theater, and opera, this short-story cycle explores themes of identity and subterfuge in a fictional fugue that ranges from comic to poignant. Into the librettos of Don Giovanni, Tosca, Rigoletto, and other operas, Green weaves the authentic biographies of their singers and composers, modern-day settings, and his own imaginative twists. Throughout Voices in a Mask, characters obscure and reveal themselves as art mimics life and life, art. Ultimately the very acts of masking and projecting reveal a truth about the power of art and its inherent deceptions.

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