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Edward Jablonski
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3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  1 review

This still unrivaled biography portrays with precision and insight the tragically brief lifefrom the Brooklyn tenements to Broadway, Hollywood, and Carnegie Hallof George Gershwin (18981937), a man whose music (Lady Be Good, Of Thee I Sing, Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess) and careerlike F. Scott Fitzgerald'sembodied the glamorous succ

Hardcover, 436 pages
Published August 18th 1987 by Doubleday
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Larry Hostetler
Detailed biography, written well. I developed a sense of George Gershwin (and Ira) and the era in which they lived. The book also showed the development of some of the signature pieces of Gershwin's oeuvre. The difficulties he faced in getting acceptance for Porgy and Bess give insight into cultural attitudes in the intra-bellum generation.
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