Paul Goodman

Paul Goodman was not only a poet, but also a great intellectual mind and was also an established sociologist. His most significant work is the sociological book Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized Society (1960).

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A native of New York City, Paul Goodman was immersed in city life from birth and completed his Ph.D. in literature at the University of Chicago. Writing essays, short stories and poetry prolifically, Goodman did not publish his first novel until 1942 (The Grand Piano).

Goodman’s great success came with Growing Up Absurd in 1960, and he became one of the seven founding members of the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy. His radical political views and pacifism made him popular with the student generation in the 1960s.

–Christie Finn

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Growing Up Absurd

By Paul Goodman

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14 Songs on American Poetry

Composer(s): Ned Rorem

Song(s): As Adam Early in the Morning (Walt Whitman)
Early in the Morning (Robert Hillyer)
I am Rose (Gertrude Stein)
Memory (Theodore Roethke)
My Papa's Waltz (Theodore Roethke)
Night Crow (Theodore Roethke)
O You Whom I Often and Silently Come (Walt Whitman)
Root Cellar (Theodore Roethke)
Sally's Smile (Paul Goodman)
See How They Love Me (Howard Moss)
Snake (Theodore Roethke)
Such Beauty As Hurts to Behold (Paul Goodman)
The Waking (Theodore Roethke)
Youth, Day, Old Age, and Night (Walt Whitman)

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50 Collected Songs

Composer(s): Ned Rorem

Song(s): Clouds
Love
Alleluia
The End
Chromatic Fantasy
For Susan
Orchids
Psalm 150
The Nightingale
Absalom
A Birthday
A Child Asleep in Its Own Life
Conversation
A Journey
The Land of Fear
Little Elegy
The Lordly Hudson
Nantucket
O Do Not Love Too Long
On a Little Bird
Poem for F.
The Serpent
Shelley's Vision
The Sick Wife
Spring (Hopkins)
Spring (Koch)
The Waking
What if some little pain...
While Sodom was occupied
A Glimpse
He Thinks Upon His Death
Philomel
Rain in Spring
You, the young Rainbow
Early in the Morning
Are you the new person?
Catullus: on the Burial of His Brother
Ferry me across the water
I strolled across an open field
I will always love you
Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair
Look down, fair moon
Love in a Life
On a Singing Girl
Sometimes with one I love
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Such beauty as hurts to behold
That shadow, my likeness
To a Young Girl
Visits to St. Elizabeths

Voice Type: High & Medium/Low

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Evidence of Things Not Seen

Composer(s): Ned Rorem

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