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The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess: Race, Culture, and America's Most Famous Opera
The Strange Career of Porgy and Bess Race Culture and America's Most Famous Opera
Author: Ellen Noonan
Created by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward and sung by generations of black performers, Porgy and Bess has been both embraced and reviled since its debut in 1935. In this comprehensive account, Ellen Noonan examines the opera's long history of invention and reinvention as a barometer of twentieth-century American expectations about race, cult...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780807837160
ISBN-10: 0807837164
Publication Date: 12/10/2012
Pages: 448
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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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