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            Samuel Hoffenstein (1889-1947)

                  SO AS TO OFFEND NOBODY


First Line: I shall sing a song to you,—

The above poem is protected by copyright and cannot be displayed without permission of the copyright holder. It can be found in:

  • Hoffenstein, Samuel. Poems in Prasie of Practically Nothing. New York: Garden City Publishing, Co. Inc., 1928.

    In addition to being a poet, Hoffenstein was also a successful screenwriter. He was nominated for Academy Awards in 1931 for the adapted screenplay of Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, in 1934 for the score of The Gay Divorcée, and in 1944 for the screenplay of Laura.