|Title||:||Played By Ear|
|Number of Pages||:||398 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Played By Ear Reviews
A good autobiography is never egocentric. That is the first and foremost rule of the written-by-self biography. Most of our current autobiographies, as a rule, break this rule. Read anyone of the "great" contemporary autobiographies and you only get politicians listening to what they like to listen to: themselves agreeing with themselves. Some of the true autobiographers, however, such as Alfred Noyes, Roald Dahl, and Thomas Bailey Aldrich, keep that first rule like the Ten Commandments. Father Daniel A. Lord, S.J, is another who keeps the rule. He has the good manners of never speaking about himself. Like Chesterton, whenever he mentions himself, he is merely using himself as a tool to focus the attention elsewhere. For Father Lord, that elsewhere is his work: the Sodality of Mary, The Queen's Work, The Hayes Production Code.Father Lord's autobiography takes its form from a series of letters. The letters themselves are to no in particular, but they correspond to various moments of his life - an interesting and novel approach to the biography. He accomplishes his goal rather well. These letters speak to the reader like to a friend. It makes a pleasant reading. One that is rereadable.