By Mark Swed / The Bulletin
October 7, 2012
“Reinventing Bach" by Paul Elie (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $30)
Halfway through reading Paul Elie’s “Reinventing Bach," I suddenly got dizzy. An earthquake? All-purpose angst? Or could it be that Bach was working as an agent of transcendence on me as he did on this sincere author?