Allen Shawn (b. 1948) is a composer who currently lives in Vermont. Among available recordings of his work are several CDs of chamber music, a CD of piano music, and a recording of his Piano Concerto performed by Ursula Oppens with the Albany Symphony, directed by David Alan Miller. Shawn is also the author of a book about twentieth century Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg entitled Arnold Schoenberg's Journey. He is the son of New YorkereditorWilliam Shawn and the brother of actor and playwright Wallace Shawn. He was formerly married to novelistJamaica Kincaid and teaches at Bennington College. 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... State nickname: The Green Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Governor Jim Douglas (R) Senators Patrick Leahy (D) Jim Jeffords (I) Official language(s) None Area 24,923 kmÂ² (43th) - Land 23,974 kmÂ² - Water 949 kmÂ² (3. ... Chamber music is a form of classical music, written for a small group of instruments which traditionally could be accommodated in a palace chamber. ... This article is about the modern musical instrument. ... Arnold Schoenberg, Los Angeles, 1948 For the American music critic and journalist, see Harold Charles Schonberg. ... New Yorker may refer to: the magazine, The New Yorker a resident of New York City the hotel New Yorker a named passenger train operated by the Pennsylvania Railroad between Detroit, MI and New York, NY This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... An Editor is a person who prepares textâtypically language, but also images and soundsâfor publication by correcting, condensing, or otherwise modifying it. ... William Shawn (August 31, 1907-December 8, 1992) was an American magazine editor who edited The New Yorker from 1952 until 1987. ... Wallace Shawn (born November 12, 1943) is an American actor and writer. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Jamaica Kincaid (b. ... Bennington College Bennington College is a liberal arts college located in Bennington, Vermont. ...
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Shawn examines his family's phobias and his own struggle with agoraphobia in an attempt to decipher the psychological and biological puzzles that have plagued him for so long.
Shawn has written a brave, eccentric and utterly compelling book that’s as revelatory and candid as anything ever written by Joan Didion, and as humane and scientifically fascinating as any one of Oliver Sacks’s case studies.
Shawn movingly details the distorting effect of phobias, the way the phobic strives simultaneously to maintain normality and avoid setting off the trip-switch in his brain.
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