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Description - Prepare for Saints by Steven Watson

Perhaps the oddest and most influential collaboration in the history of American modernism was hatched in 1926, when a young Virgil Thomson knocked on Gertrude Stein's door in Paris. Eight years later, their opera "Four Saints in Three Acts" became a sensation - the longest-running opera in Broadway history to date and the most widely reported cultural event of its time. "Prepare for Saints" is Steven Watson's brilliant and absorbing account of how that revolutionary opera was born.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520223530
ISBN-10: 0520223535
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 380
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Steven Watson

Steven Watson is a cultural historian of the American avant-garde. He is the author of Harlem Renaissance (1995), The Birth of the Beat Generation (1995), and Strange Bedfellows: The First American Avant-Garde (1991).