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Author: David Pichaske,Jim Heynen,Bill Holm
ISBN: 0816670080
Subcategory: Americas
Pages 160 pages
Publisher Univ Of Minnesota Press; 1 edition (April 29, 2010)
Language English
Category: History
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by David Pichaske,Jim Heynen,Bill Holm


Series: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book, Volume 61. Bill Holm (1943–2009) was a one-of-a-kind poet . Bill Holm’s essay ‘The Music of Failure’ is worth the price of the whole book.

Series: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book, Volume 61. Bill Holm (1943–2009) was a one-of-a-kind poet, essayist, and musician. He wrote several acclaimed books and won the Minnesota Book Award and the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award. He lived in Minneota, Minnesota, and spent summers in Iceland, and he taught English for many years at Southwest Minnesota State University. Jim Heynen has published widely as a writer of poems, novels, nonfiction, and short fiction. Why will Americans agree to experience so many things, but not failure? The beauty of failure is his theme.

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Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Books (Paperback). By (author) Bill Holm, Afterword by David Pichaske, Foreword by Jim Heynen. best, an inimitable and much-missed writer who illuminates our private and common lives through both our quiet victories and our sublime failures.

Holm was named the McKnight Distinguished Artist of the Year in 2008. This award celebrates artists who have left a significant imprint on the culture of Minnesota. He was the grandson of Icelandic immigrants and spent part of every year at his second home in Hofsós, Iceland. Holm died February 25, 2009, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at 65 years, of complications of pneumonia.

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Bill Holm, David Pichaske (Afterword). Jim Heynen (Foreword). The Music of Failure (Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage). ISBN: 0816670080 (ISBN13: 9780816670086). Published April 29th 2010 by Univ Of Minnesota Press. Author(s): Bill Holm, David Pichaske.

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The Music of Failure.

The Music of Failure is a lyrical and surprising compilation that finds Bill Holm mining the stories and places that captivated him and continue to enthrall his many readers. This collection is Holm at both his early and quintessential best, an inimitable and much-missed writer who illuminates our private and common lives through both our quiet victories and our sublime failures. eISBN: 978-0-8166-7378-0. Shortly after Bill Holm’s death in February 2009, like so many of his friends and admirers, I turned to his writing for solace.

So begins the masterful title piece from Bill Holm’s first book of essays, The Music of. .Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage.

So begins the masterful title piece from Bill Holm’s first book of essays, The Music of Failure. This collection introduced to many the singular vision and voice of literary giant Bill Holm, a writer who had traveled well and widely but came back to his hometown of Minneota-the town of his immigrant Icelandic ancestors-as, in his words, for all practical purposes a failure. What emerges from these pages, and from Holm’s cherished writings over the next two and a half decades, is anything but failure.

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“The ground bass is failure; America is the key signature; Pauline Bardal is the lyrical tune that sings at the center; Minneota, Minnesota, is the staff on which the tunes are written.” So begins the masterful title piece from Bill Holm’s first book of essays, The Music of Failure. This collection introduced to many the singular vision and voice of literary giant Bill Holm, a writer who had traveled well and widely but came back to his hometown of Minneota—the town of his immigrant Icelandic ancestors—as, in his words, “for all practical purposes a failure.” What emerges from these pages, and from Holm’s cherished writings over the next two and a half decades, is anything but failure. From his ruminations on life in Minneota, family history, and the “horizontal grandeur” of the Midwestern prairie to a poetry-reading tour of Minnesota nursing homes and an account of a naked man eating lilacs out of his garden, The Music of Failure is a lyrical and surprising compilation that finds Holm mining the stories and places that captivated him and continue to enthrall his many readers. This 25th anniversary edition includes poignant portraits of Holm and the history of The Music of Failure by Jim Heynen and David Pichaske, along with an essay Holm requested be added to this new edition, “Is Minnesota in America Yet?” With beautiful black-and-white photographs by Tom Guttormsson, The Music of Failure is Bill Holm at both his early and quintessential best, an inimitable and much-missed writer who illuminates our private and common lives through both our quiet victories and our sublime failures.
Jum
Wondeful richly textured essays.
Hbr
Excellent book by an insightful author. A very enjoyable read.
Ghile
Bill Holm is a truth teller. He is funny & articulate. If you are from the Midwest, this book will resonate. If not, it will explain us a little bit. In any event, it will educate you in a most engaging manner. I am very sorry that he is no longer walking this planet.

Toni Yeske
Lonesome Orange Kid
The essay, The Music Of Failure is worth the price of even pricey used books. It i a profound and superior essay. On of the great essays in American Letters. Buy it, Read it. I have given this book to my closest friends and they deserve such a profound gift.
Zulurr
this book is way too depressing It is hard to read. What is his point? It reminds me of Sylvia Plath and the Bell Jar. Too depressing unless you are already depressed. Then it will seem right. But it is not.
GWEZJ
Bill Holm's ways with words are charming and engaging. I laughed aloud. I wept openly. I read bits aloud to the woman next to me on the plane. More than tolerating this, she, too, was moved by his writing and had some of her own answering tales. His places come alive. Who would not want to visit his cousin's garden of rusting tools and cars and decaying couches from which emerge iris and tulips, would not want to pass the narrator's test by having just the right response to a sacred place, lovingly tended? Well, there are those who would not - but they would not stay with the book long enough to find out about this garden. They would find nothing intriguing about the title.
The warmth and depth of Holm's confessional style invites answering tales. He makes a case for people who look with a prairie eye; contrasts them with those who look with a woods eye. While I may not agree with all of his characterizations, the idea of the contrast made me wonder which I have - if not both. Do simple, plain lines show us grace and understated beauty? Does the dark forest color our perceptions of the world? Yes, the narrator looks with a prairie eye, he proudly, boldly proclaims. He advocates for nurturing the prairie eye, the ability to see what had felt monotonous with the subtle variations that suggest beauty.
I cannot comment upon the title essay. The woman on the plane liked the book so much - and was not from Minnesota so might have a harder time finding it (I don't know if she was on-line.) - that I gave it to her before I had finished.
Cordalas
It always seems a new tragedy when reading a book of Bill Holm's that I haven't read before – no more will be forthcoming from this author who died too young. What an accomplished man: traveler, musician, author, philosopher. He was one of the giants of the earth in Minnesota, both seeped in his ancestor's history, the current state of their descendants, and in touch with the wider world. Minneota, Minnesota pulled him home, a touchstone for all the various facets of his person. He also touched the other end of his genetic pipeline with his home in Iceland, near his ancestral home. But his writing from Brimnes, Iceland, touched on the same thoughts, not some smarmy ancestral volume. He had, however, touched the source of his heritage, and that showed.

Read The Music of Failure, and relish the words of a humble man filled with self knowledge and wisdom.