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David Lehman
David Lehman

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David Lehman is the author of Sign of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man, several books of poetry, and is Series Editor of The Best American Poetry. His essays, poems, and reviews have appeared in all the major literary publications, from the Times Literary Supplement, to The New Yorker to The Paris Review. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and fellowships, including a Guggenheim and the Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institution of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York City.

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A Fine Romance
Jewish Songwriters, American Songs
Written by David Lehman


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $23.00

In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook—the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies—and explores the extraordinary fact that this songbook was written almost exclusively by Jews.

An acclaimed poet, editor, and cultural critic, David Lehman hears... Read more >
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A Fine Romance
Jewish Songwriters, American Songs
Written by David Lehman


Format: eBook
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The Last Avant-Garde
The Making of the New York School of Poets
Written by David Lehman


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 9, 1999
Price: $22.00

A richly detailed portrait of the founders of the New York art culture scene, The Last Avant-Garde provides a historical and personal perspective on an artistic movement that changed the world. From Frank O'Hara and John Ashbery to Jane Freilicher and Fairfield Porter, this colorful book brings to life the extraordinary... Read more >
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