By Penny Johnson, Contributing Author
It has been nearly three years since the release of Georges Leroux’s Partita pour Glenn Gould: Musique et Forme de Vie, a non-fiction work mingling biography, autobiography, life writing and musicology. Published by Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal in October of 2007, the work went on to receive the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal (2007) and was a finalist for the French Language Category of the Governor General’s Literacy Award for Nonfiction (2008). On November 1, 2010, McGill-Queen’s University Press will release Donald Winkler’s English translation of Partita for Glenn Gould.
Professor Emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), the now retired Georges Leroux taught Ancient Philosophy, Platonism and Neoplatonism, as well as History of Religions. He served on the faculty at UQAM from 1969 until his retirement in 2006. Leroux has published numerous studies on the Platonic tradition, as well as a translation of Plato’s The Republic.