The Complete Lyrics of Ira Gershwinby Ira Gershwin, Robert Kimball
The most literate and word-loving of our great lyricists, Ira Gershwin described his writing as "simple, colloquial, rhymed conversational lines." Yet these "simple" lines were so irresistibly witty and enticing that dozens of them have made their way into the musical vernacular of the twentieth century, the common memory of a song-loving culture. Now, for the first time, Ira Gershwin's entire body of work is brought together in one volume. Here are the words of more than 700 songs (nearly 400 of them never before published), beginning with his first composition and taking us through his splendid, nearly fifty-year-long career to the last songs he wrote for the 1964 film Kiss Me, Stupid.
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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- 10.94(w) x 11.74(h) x 1.47(d)
Meet the Author
Musical theater historian Robert Kimball is the editor of The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter. He lives in New York City.
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