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Cole Porter: Selected Lyrics
     

Cole Porter: Selected Lyrics

by Cole Porter, Robert Kimball (Editor)
 
Elegantly risque, suffused with understated emotion, delightful in their bursts of comic invention, the witty and romantic lyrics of Cole Porter evoke a golden age of song. Here is the cream of half a century of songwriting, from the Jazz Age resonance of "Let's Misbehave" to such 50s classics as "Too Darn Hot" and "It's All Right With Me"-more than ninety of the most

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Elegantly risque, suffused with understated emotion, delightful in their bursts of comic invention, the witty and romantic lyrics of Cole Porter evoke a golden age of song. Here is the cream of half a century of songwriting, from the Jazz Age resonance of "Let's Misbehave" to such 50s classics as "Too Darn Hot" and "It's All Right With Me"-more than ninety of the most enduring works of America's master of bittersweet sophistication.

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David Barber
For those hankering after a happy medium between American poetry and American Idolatry, Kimball's reading edition affords a golden opportunity to brush up on your Porter � just be sure to listen up, too, if you really want to be wowed.
— The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931082945
Publisher:
Library of America
Publication date:
04/06/2006
Series:
American Poets Project Series
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
611,620
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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