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Ira Gershwin : the art of the lyricist

Author: Philip Furia
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ira Gershwin; Ira Gershwin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Furia
ISBN: 0195115708 9780195115703
OCLC Number: 38942301
Description: 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Philip Furia.

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This biography explores the life and work of the older, less flamboyant Gershwin brother, Ira. The author traces the development of his lyrical art and his emergence as a prominent writer during the  Read more...

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a fascinating and entertaining tribute to a witty, sophisticated lyricist. An extinct breed, alas. * Charles Osborne, Daily Telegraph * What does come across in Furia's book is the flavour of the Read more...

 
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