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Dell, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 283 pages
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The merry and sad nights and days of the greatest lyricist-composer of them all suffuse the pages of this adoring tribute to Cole Porter. The lyrics of nearly two hundred songs, among them such favorites as "Love for Sale," "I love Paris," and "Begin the Beguine," featured alongside music sheets, private letters, examples of works in progress in Cole's own hand, and hundreds of pictures from the private albums of Linda and Cole Porter, combine in a marvelous tapestry to capture Cole's irrepressible spirit. A graceful and revealing biographical essay by the late and incomparable Brendan Gill sets the tone for a book as stylish, as saucy, as self-confident, and as beguiling as the era it recreates.

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Kimball was educated at Yale College and Yale Law School. He has been the music critic of the New York Post.

Brendan Gill (1914-1997), an author and critic, wrote for "The New Yorker" for more than sixty years, contributing innumerable short stories, poems, profiles, and reviews. He wrote some fifteen books, including his memoir, "Here at The New Yorker, " which was a national bestseller. Gill chaired the board of directors of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and was a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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