The Loser - Section 2: p. 16-29 Summary & Analysis

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Section 2: p. 16-29 Summary

The narrator detests the public. Glenn Gould only plays for the public for two years. The narrator and Wertheimer visit Glenn Gould in America, thinking that their friend will die soon; Wertheimer predicts that Glenn Gould will have a stroke. The narrator and Wertheimer spend two and a half weeks with Glenn Gould who plays all day long. Glenn Gould nicknames Wertheimer "the loser" and the narrator "the philosopher." Although Glenn Gould generally barricades himself against the public, he visits the narrator and Wertheimer in New York City every three weeks during their stay. The narrator considers what a bad school the Mozarteum is. All three men are from wealthy families. The narrator comes from an inartistic family, and he studies music to annoy his parents. Wertheimer's and Glenn Gould's parents are also disappointed in their sons' choice to...

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