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Author Looseley, David, author.

Title Edith Piaf : a cultural history / David Looseley.

Publication Info. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 254 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. I NARRATING PIAF -- 1. Inventing la Mome -- 2. Piaf and her public -- 3. A singer at war -- pt. II PIAF AND CHANSON -- 4. A new Piaf -- 5. High art, low culture: Piaf and la chanson francaise -- 6. Ideology, tragedy, celebrity: a new middlebrow -- pt. III AFTERLIVES -- 7. Losing Piaf -- 8. Remembering Piaf -- 9. Performing Piaf.
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Summary The world-famous French singer Édith Piaf (1915-63) was never just a singer. This book suggests new ways of understanding her, her myth and her meanings over time at home and abroad, by proposing the notion of an 'imagined Piaf.
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Subject Piaf, Edith, 1915-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Piaf, Edith, 1915-1963. (OCoLC)fst00003170
Popular music -- France -- History and criticism.
Popular culture -- France -- 20th century.
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
MUSIC -- Instruction & Study -- Voice.
MUSIC -- Lyrics.
MUSIC -- Printed Music -- Vocal.
Popular music. (OCoLC)fst01071422
Popular culture. (OCoLC)fst01071344
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Biography: arts & entertainment.
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Looseley, David. Edith Piaf. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2015 9781781384251 (DLC) 2016560572 (OCoLC)930260334
ISBN 9781781384251 (electronic bk.)
1781384258 (electronic bk.)
9781781382578 (electronic bk.)
1781382573 (electronic bk.)
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