Ted Gioia writes on music, literature and popular culture. His latest book is How to Listen to Jazz (Basic Books).

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"Now listen to what an old man tells you. My best book is my Recollections of Joan of Arc."
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Much like Virgil in the pages of Hermann Broch’s book, we need to decide almost daily what we stand up for and when—and what price we are willing to pay for our convictions.