The Poets of Tin Pan Alley : A History of America's Great Lyricists
Where would the music of Jerome Kern, Richard Rodgers and George Gershwin have been without the lyrics of their counterparts Johnny Mercer, Lorenz Hart and Ira Gershwin? In this study, the author examines the part played by lyricists in the Golden Age of American popular music, comparing their light verse with the comic prose of the magazines "Vanity Fair" and the "New Yorker". In addition to the great names, the book also looks at lesser-known lyricists working in Tin Pan Alley, in Hollywood and in jazz throughout the 1920s and 1930s.
- Hardback | 333 pages
- 144.78 x 208.28 x 35.56mm | 612.35g
- 11 Oct 1990
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
About Philip Furia
About the Author Philip Furia is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Pound's "Cantos" Declassified and many articles on the relationship between American poetry and modern art and music.