Fellow zinester Iris J. Arnesen, editor of "The Opera Glass" has just announced the release of a new major work on Puccini's operas titled "The Romantic World of Puccini: A New Critical Appraisal of the Operas" ($45 from publisher McFarland & Company).
It's always a treat for me, when zinesters I know and trade with, get published. Iris's book is now available for pre order at Amazon Books and I'm sure it'll be widely available soon.
You can see the cover and more info here
Iris talks about her book in a letter to her readers:
"I can't possibly detail here even a tiny fraction of what is covered in the book. I can only say that it reveals a treasure trove of beautiful and exciting things about the plots and about the music that nobody has ever noticed before. This is your chance to be one of the first people in the world to really understand what's going on in the operas of Puccini, the man who is simultaneously the best-loved and most under-appreciated opera composer who ever lived."
Congratulations Iris, and best wishes on your publication!
House News: I will have an interview and photo in the suburban newspaper Preston Hollow People, this Friday. Look for it at newstands or
(editor of the 16 year old zine Musea)