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Robert Gottlieb

Robert Gottlieb is the former Editor-in-Chief of Alfred A. Knopf and of The New Yorker. He is the dance critic for The New York Observer and author of George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker. He has previously edited Reading Jazz, Reading Lyrics (with Robert Kimball), the Everyman's Library edition of The Collected Stories of Rudyard Kipling, and The Journals of John Cheever.

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The Journals of John Cheever
Written by John Cheever, Edited by Robert Gottlieb
Vintage | Trade Paperback | December 2008
$17.95/21.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-38725-7 (0-307-38725-9)

In these journals, the experiences of one of the most renowned twentieth-century American writers come to life with fascinating, wholly revealing detail.John Cheever's journals provide peerless insights into the creation of his novels and stories. But they are equally the record of a complex, often dark, always closely observed inner world... Read more






Reading Dance
Edited by Robert Gottlieb
Pantheon | Hardcover | November 2008
$45.00/52.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-42122-8 (0-375-42122-X)

Robert Gottlieb’s immense sampling of the dance literature–by far the largest such project ever attempted–is both inclusive, to the extent that inclusivity is possible when dealing with so vast a field, and personal: the result of decades of reading.

It limits itself of material within the experience of today’s general readers, avoiding... Read more






Reading Jazz
Edited by Robert Gottlieb
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1999
$25.00/29.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-78111-0 (0-679-78111-0)

"Comprehensive and intelligently organized. . . .  Jazz aficionados . . . should be grateful to have so much good writing on the subject in one place."--The New York Times Book Review

"Alluring. . . . Capture[s] much of the breadth of the music, as well as the passionate debates it has stirred... Read more






Reading Lyrics
Edited by Robert Gottlieb and Robert Kimball
Pantheon | Hardcover | November 2000
$45.00/55.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-40081-0 (0-375-40081-8)

A vast anthology bringing together more than one thousand of the best American and English lyrics of the twentieth century, this is an extraordinary celebration of a unique art form.
 
Reading Lyrics begins with the first masters of the colloquial phrase, including George M. Cohan (“Give My Regards to Broadway”), P. G... Read more





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