Symphonie Fantastique

Honorable Mention
2016 Amsterdam Book Festival

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Author: Mark Seinfelt

Mark Seinfelt’s Symphonie Fantastique is a novel consisting of four interrelated yet discrete parts—At Last the Distinguished Thing, Steiglitz’s Folly, The Mozart Machine, and Intrusive Voices— and a fifth movement, an Appendix, consisting of two short stories and an essay. Each of the four main sections deals with a haunted individual. Reviewing the book, master novelist Paul West, recipient of the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government, wrote: “It is tumultuous, overpowering and yet meticulously planned. Few people have the oomph to rise to this for a second novel. A superbly literary feat.”