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Philip George Furia (born November 15, 1943) is an American author and English literature professor. His books focus on the lyricists of the Tin Pan Alley era.

Furia was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Ethel Szilagyi Furia and Philip Andrew Furia. He has a younger brother, Mark Daniel Furia. He grew up in West Mifflin, a suburb of Pittsburgh, next to Kennywood, an amusement park where he worked as a barker during his high school years.

In 1962, Furia graduated from Duquesne High School in Pittsburgh and attended Oberlin College in Ohio, majoring in English. Following his graduation from Oberlin, Furia attended the University of Chicago, receiving his Master of Arts in English and Creative Writing in 1966. Furia then attended the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop where he received his Master of Fine Arts. Hunkies Eat Their Young was the title of his MFA thesis. He received his PhD from the University of Iowa in 1970.

Upon receiving his degree, Furia started teaching at the University of Minnesota's Department of English. In 1995, Furia became Interim Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences for Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. In 1996, Furia left the University of Minnesota where he had been the Department Chair, Assistant Chair, Directory of Undergraduate Studies, and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs of the College of Liberal Arts.

Furia left the University of Minnesota to become the Chair of the Department of English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. During his tenure there, Furia has also been the Director of the Film Studies Program, and Chair of the Department of Creative Writing. He is currently a professor in the department.

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Total Books: 18
The American Song Book The Tin Pan Alley Era
2015 - The American Song Book the Tin Pan Alley Era (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199391875
ISBN-10: 0199391874
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The American Song Book The Tin Pan Alley Era
2015 - The American Song Book the Tin Pan Alley Era (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780199391882
ISBN-10: 0199391882
Genre: Arts & Photography
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The Songs of Hollywood
2012 - The Songs of Hollywood (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780199931750
ISBN-10: 0199931755
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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The Songs of Hollywood
2010 - The Songs of Hollywood (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195337082
ISBN-10: 0195337085
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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America's Songs The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley
America's Songs The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley
Skylark  The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer
2004 - Skylark the Life and Times of Johnny Mercer (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312330996
ISBN-10: 0312330995
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Skylark The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer
2003 - Skylark the Life and Times of Johnny Mercer (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780312287207
ISBN-10: 0312287208
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Dictionary of Literary Biography American Song Lyricists 1920-1960
2002 - Dictionary of Literary Biography American Song Lyricists 1920-1960 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780787660093
ISBN-10: 0787660094
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Irving Berlin A Life in Song
1997 - Irving Berlin a Life in Song (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780028648156
ISBN-10: 0028648153
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Ira Gershwin The Art of the Lyricist
1997 - Ira Gershwin the Art of the Lyricist (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195115703
ISBN-10: 0195115708
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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Ira Gershwin The Art of the Lyricist
1996 - Ira Gershwin the Art of the Lyricist (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195082999
ISBN-10: 0195082990
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Poets of Tin Pan Alley A History of America's Great Lyricists
The Poets of Tin Pan Alley A History of America's Great Lyricists
Pound's Cantos Declassified
1984 - Pound's Cantos Declassified (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780271003733
ISBN-10: 0271003731
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Irving Berlin A Life in Song
Irving Berlin a Life in Song [The Companion Series] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780825671869
ISBN-10: 0825671868
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment
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