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As normal as blueberry pie: Oscar Hammerstein II, through his letters

10 September 2022

9:00 AM

10 September 2022

9:00 AM

The Letters of Oscar Hammerstein II edited by Mark Eden Horowitz

OUP, pp.1054, 33.75

Tolstoy or Dostoevsky? Picasso or Matisse? Lennon or McCartney? Impossible to call? No such quandary with Rodgers and Hart and Rodgers and Hammerstein. There are those that laugh at the city smarts of the words Larry Hart wrote with Richard Rodgers. And there are those that weep at Oscar Hammerstein’s home-on-the-range cornpone lyrics.

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