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Brian Kellow

Brian Kellow has contributed articles to Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal, New York Observer, BBC Music Magazine, Opera, Travel & Leisure, Publishers Weekly, and other publications. His most recent book, Can I Go Now?: The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood’s First Superagent, was a New York Times Culture Best Seller and was named one of the Top Ten Arts Books of 2015 by Booklist and one of Entertainment Weekly’s Top Pop Culture Books of the Year. Kellow’s 2011 biography, Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark, was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and appeared on the Best of the Year lists published by The New Yorker, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, Booklist and Entertainment Weekly. Other works include Ethel Merman: A Life, The Bennetts: An Acting Family, and Can’t Help Singing: The Life of Eileen Farrell.

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Auden’s Search for Fulfillment: The Rake’s Progress

Mar 14, 2017 4:04:29 PM
By Brian Kellow posted in BLO, #BLO40, #RakesBLO, Auden

The inspired suggestion of Auden as librettist came from Stravinsky’s neighbor, Aldous Huxley. Auden had been an opera lover for years, a passion he shared with his devoted-yet-fickle lover Chester Kallman, whom Auden brought on as co-librettist.
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