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Joys and Sorrows Paperback – April 15, 1974

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster (April 15, 1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671217747
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671217747
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #971,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
I totally agree with the previous comment. Some one should reprint it! I want to give it as a gift to everyone.
With its simple laguange, the story of a man, a musician is presented beautifully, because this man had a magnificent heart, loved this world, saw this world, and lived up to his ideal and principles. It also gives insight into life: that truly happiness and joy can only be found through serving humanity. If you have doubts in it, if you think money and success are the sources, then you should give yourself a little challenge by this book.
In Casals' stories, his mother impressed me most - I think any woman who plan to have children should read it and ask herself if she is qualified to be a mother. The heaviness of being a mother has not being realized by many young women, and I really think that accounts for some of the chaos and crimes in the world.
I was also constantly deeply moved by Casals' love of his Catalonia. I have heard of this beautiful people before, still I am deeply touched by a man's love of his root, of his culture. It is just so consitent with his being a great lover of humanity, a great artist! I wish everyone understood his own root and culture and love it no matter what turmoil his own country is being through.
So many to say because this book provokes one thinking deeply about the history of this century, about everything essential to life. I am also especially grateful to Albert Kahn to carry out this project, and tell the story in such a wonderful way.
May everyone read it and think how to live his life seriously. This is a book of a living example !
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One of my favorite reads of the summer. I fell in love with Pablo Casals! What an interesting life. He was not only a gifted musician, but he helped so many other people get a start and had such a wonderful, positive outlook that he maintained throughout his long and full life. An inspiration, to be sure.
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This is one of my favorite books of all time. I knew nothing about Pablo Casals when I first read this book - it was recommended by a friend. I was blown away by what an amazing person he was .... and by what in interesting life he had led.
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By R. Simon on February 17, 2014
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Pau Casals was the greatest. Franco caused the flight and/or early death of many Spanish intellectuals-- Machado, Picasso, Miguel Hernandez, Lorca. Casals always loved his homeland and this book brought this out.
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My roommate bought me this book for Christmas one year when I was in college, and it's still one of my favorites today. Casals lived through an interesting time in history, having met Queen Victoria as a young cellist, and President Kennedy as an old man. He knew Enrique Granados, Issac Albeniz, Pablo Picasso, Antonio Machado, and depite being a diehard (Spanish) Republican, was a close friend of the Spanish royal family. A well written book about a truly fascinating man.
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