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Author Gabler, Neal, author.

Title Barbra Streisand : redefining beauty, femininity, and power / Neal Gabler.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 STREISAND    In Transit +1 HOLD
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  BIOG. STREISAND, B.    Storage
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Non Fiction  B STREISAND    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  BIO STREISAND    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY STREISAND, BARBRA    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  B STREISAND BARBRA G    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B STREISAND, BARBRA    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  92 STREISAND, BAR    Missing
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  B STREISAND, B.    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B STREISAND BARBRA G    DUE 03-18-24

Description viii, 284 pages : portrait ; 22 cm
Series Jewish Lives
Jewish lives.
Summary Barbra Streisand has been called the "most successful ... talented performer of her generation" by Vanity Fair, and her voice, said pianist Glenn Gould, is "one of the natural wonders of the age." Streisand scaled the heights of entertainment--from a popular vocalist to a first-rank Broadway star in Funny Girl to an Oscar-winning actress to a producer and director. But she has also become a cultural icon who has transcended show business. To achieve her success, Brooklyn-born Streisand had to overcome tremendous odds, not the least of which was her Jewishness. Dismissed, insulted, even reviled when she embarked on a show business career for acting too Jewish and looking too Jewish, she brilliantly converted her Jewishness into a metaphor for outsiderness that would eventually make her the avenger for anyone who felt marginalized and powerless. Neal Gabler examines Streisand's life and career through this prism of otherness-a Jew in a gentile world, a self-proclaimed homely girl in a world of glamour, a kooky girl in a world of convention-and shows how central it was to Streisand's triumph as one of the voices of her age.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-267) and index.
Subject Streisand, Barbra.
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780300210910
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