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Yip Harburg: Legendary Lyricist and Human Rights Activist

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Known as "Broadway's social conscience," E. Y. Harburg (1896-1981) wrote the lyrics to the standards, "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?," "April in Paris," and "It's Only a Paper Moon," as well as all of the songs in The Wizard of Oz, including "Over the Rainbow." Harburg always included a strong social and political component to his work, fighting racism, poverty, and war. ...more
Hardcover, 332 pages
Published December 3rd 2012 by Wesleyan
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I suppose it is fair to suggest that millions of people on both sides of the Atlantic have whistled or sung many of E. Y. “Yip” Harburg’s most popular songs over a span of many years without having heard of him or his fascinating story, and that’s such a pity because he was without doubt one of America’s most outstanding lyricists –colourful, often controversial, always courageous in sticking to his principles, and, above all, a wonderfully talented writer…definitely someone worth knowing ...more
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