A Ship Without A Sail

A Ship Without A Sail

The Life of Lorenz Hart

Book - 2012 | 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
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Lorenz Hart, together with Richard Rodgers, created some of the most beautiful and witty songs ever written. Here is the story of the strikingly unromantic life of this songwriting genius. Hart was barely five feet tall, alcoholic, homosexual, and more comfortable in a bar or restaurant than anywhere else. His lyrics are all the more remarkable considering that he never sustained a romantic relationship, living his entire life with his mother, who died only months before his own death at 48.--From publisher description.
Contents: Harlem to Camelot. Life is more delectable when it's disrespectable ; I read my Plato ; The rhyme is hard to find, my dears ; I'll go to hell for ya ; We'll go to Greenwich where modern men itch ; You mustn't conceal anything you feel ; It's so good it must be immoral
To London and Los Angeles. A house in Iceland was my heart's domain ; You've cooked my goose ; My head is just a hat place ; I try to hide in vain ; I'm not afraid of my own creation ; I am too drunk with beauty ; I heard somebody whisper, "please adore me" ; The world was younger than I
Mount Olympus to Mount Zion. Unrequited love's a bore ; Is your figure less than Greek? ; All at once I owned the earth and sky ; Caring too much is such a juvenile fancy ; And now I know I was naïve ; To write I used to think was wasting ink ; Wait till you feel the warmth of her glance ; Nobody writes his songs to me ; And yet I was untrue to none of them
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
Branch Call Number: B H3257ma
Characteristics: x, 531 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781416594253
1416594256

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