Sterling, VA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012
“All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography,” were the words of the famed Italian director Federico Fellini. If there is any truth to what he said, then “A Lifetime of Songs” would be one of the pearls that mirror the luminescence of songwriter Leonard Greenberg’s life.
“A Lifetime of Songs”, a collection of Greenberg’s lyrical compositions, encompasses several joyful decades of his songwriting. The book is breathtaking in its range of subjects yet each piece remains always uniquely relatable and immediate.
According to Greenberg, the anthology is divided into several categories; the first three phases are unified by the common theme of love yet each is unique in that they represent the different stages of this universal emotion. The first phase depicts the freshness and beauty of a love in bloom, the second consists of four songs that reveal a love that is fading and the lovers’ efforts to save it and, finally, the third phase captures the bittersweetness of a relationship that has ended.
Since “A Lifetime of Songs” is meant to span years and years of experience and memories, love is not the only subject that Greenberg delves into. His other works represent different periods of his life. Some are political in nature, a number of others explore humanitarian themes and there are pieces that urge mutual caring and understanding within the human race. There is also a whimsical batch that were written during a time when the author was what he called, “a whippersnapper”.
By turns heartwarming, funny and thought-provoking, “A Lifetime of Songs” ultimately depicts a full life and the experiences and emotions that have given it meaning through the years. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.
About the Author
After many years as an operations research analyst, Leonard Greenberg left the field of private consulting to teach mathematics at Northern Virginia Community College. He continues to churn out short stories and songs and in his spare time provides assistance to students in need of tutoring.
To learn more about the author, readers may visit his website, Lengreenberg.net, or check him out on YouTube under the song title “Just Because We Differ”.
A Lifetime of Songs * by Leonard Greenberg
Publication Date: June 30, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 122 pages; 978-1-4771-3069-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 122 pages; 978-1-4771-3070-4
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-3071-1
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