Noel Coward In His Own Words

Noel Coward In His Own Words

by Noël Coward, Barry Day
     
 

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No one in the twentieth century used language with the same precision and wit as Noël Coward. In his plays, his verse, his song lyrics, stories and in everyday life, he chose his words to uniquely stylish and truthful effect.

This affectionate portrait of Coward's life includes not only his best-loved witticisms and lyrics, but also excerpts from private

Overview

No one in the twentieth century used language with the same precision and wit as Noël Coward. In his plays, his verse, his song lyrics, stories and in everyday life, he chose his words to uniquely stylish and truthful effect.

This affectionate portrait of Coward's life includes not only his best-loved witticisms and lyrics, but also excerpts from private papers and hidden gems from unpublished material. Barry Day Delves into the whole range of Coward's talents, as well as his thoughts on a wide variety of subjects - including the theatre, England, the Arts, religion, love and death - all the while giving insights into the man himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413774415
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/14/2007
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

Noël Coward was born in Teddington, Middlesex, on 16 December 1899. His professional acting career began in 1911 and his writing career in 1918, and in the '50s he became a cabaret entertainer. In later years he lived in Bermuda and Switzerland, where he turned novelist. He was knighted in 1970, and died in Jamaica in 1973.

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