Excess Baggage—The Voluminous Diaries of Christopher Isherwood
January 11, 2013
Isherwood's overflowing diaries are in need of a thorough edit.
Blue Rooms: The Sad, Slicing Lyrics of Lorenz Hart
November 26, 2012
IN 1962, ALMOST TWENTY years after the lyricist Lorenz Hart’s death, his melodist partner Richard Rodgers told Diahann Carroll that “you can’t imagine how wonderful it feels to have written this score and not have to search all over the globe for that little fag.” Ouch. And yet, as Gary Marmorstein’s thoroughgoing—if occasionally conjectural—biography makes clear, Hart seems to have thought even less of himself than Rodgers did.