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736 Pages | 50 images, 90 music examples

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190906474

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The Poets of Tin Pan Alley

Second Edition

Philip Furia and Laurie J. Patterson

  • A new edition of this classic book on the lyrics that catapulted Tin Pan Alley writers to iconic status
  • Offers a thoughtful analysis of the lyrical content of Tin Pan Alley songs
  • Explores the deft rhymes, inventive imagery, and witty solutions these songwriters used

New to this Edition:

  • Features a dramatically expanded corpus and new analysis of the relationship between lyric and music in the work of well-known lyricists
  • Includes new discussion of the works of Johnny Mercer, Frank Loesser, and Alan Jay Lerner
  • Adds new biographical information about songwriters and new information about the historical contexts in which they worked

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