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Lenya By Donald Spoto

Lenya by Donald Spoto

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Summary

A biography of Lotte Lenya, who is best known for her musical collaborations with Brecht and Weill. The book describes her obscure childhood of grinding poverty and her graduation in post-war America to a world of stardom and celebrity on Broadway and in the movies.

Lenya Summary

Lenya: A Life by Donald Spoto

Born in Vienna in the last years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, growing up in Berlin during the 20s and early 30s, and dying in New York in 1981, Lotte Lenya's life spanned most of the great intellectual artistic currents of the twentieth century. This biography describes her marriage to Kurt Weill, one of the century's major composers, and her later three husbands a writer, a painter and a movie producer. Her numerous lovers included the painter Max Ernst and the Secretary General of the United Nations, Dag Hammerskjold, as well as numerous women. From an obscure childhood of grinding poverty she graduated in post-war America to a world of stardom and celebrity on Broadway and in the movies, though it is perhaps her musical collaborations with Brecht and Weill for which she is most famous.

Additional information

GOR004405477
9780670812110
0670812110
Lenya: A Life by Donald Spoto
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
1989-09-28
384
N/A
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