Cover of: Piaf | Margaret Crosland


  • 240 Pages
  • 0.52 MB
  • English
Putnam , New York, NY
Piaf, Edith, 1915-1963, Singers -- France -- Biog



StatementMargaret Crosland.
LC ClassificationsML420.P52 C7 1985
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p., [16] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2551266M
ISBN 100399130888
LC Control Number85043346

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This is a well researched book on the life and times of Piaf, who was a giant in French singing culture and later in her career became internationally known and appreciated. This book follows the turbulent early life of Piaf, who was never able to shake off that sense of insecurity and mental unrest, dating back to her difficult childhood/5.

Piaf: A Biography Hardcover – January 1, by Simone Berteaut (Author)/5(11). Piaf: A Passionate Life Hardcover – October 1, by David Bret (Author)4/5(11). This book was a walk of nostaligia fitting to Piaf's friends, family and fans who grew with her career and music.

Not knowing much about her, and craving drama and controversy similar to that of the film based on her life (Le Vie En Rose) I found the book to be bland/5. Piaf, the first non-French biography of the legendary singer, succeeds in discarding the myths and half-truths promulgated by other biographers and by Piaf herself.

Piaf's path was self-destructive; her constant bouts with alcohol and drugs and her attempts to manipulate the men she loved form a pattern Piaf book would only end with her death at /5(3).

A well written book. The most recent movie about Piaf must have taken some of its material from this work. flag Like see review. Greta rated it really liked it. Piaf book was a good read Piaf was a strong personality with a weak will and the world is still in love with her/5.

Piaf understandably didn't want to rehash her horrific childhood and early life in this (and another) autobiography. Any international star would want to put the best gloss possible on abandonment by one's parents (both alcoholics), poverty, bad associates (pimps, thieves, and drug dealers), a flirt with a murder (Louis Laplee's), and her years as a child in a brothel (owned by her /5(20).

Piaf’s songs and singing style seemed to reflect the tragedies of her own difficult life. Her mother, a café singer, abandoned her at birth, and she was taken in by her grandmother, who reared the girl in a brothel.

Piaf reportedly became blind at age three as a complication of meningitis but recovered her sight four years later. A few years. Édith Piaf has 28 books on Goodreads with ratings.

Édith Piaf’s most popular book is Edith Piaf: The Wheel of Fortune: The Official Autobiography. This book, however, is not just about Piaf-the-singer, for that is a well known talent of hers, a talent that no one will ever be able to match. The book is also about all of the other things that made Even though I've heard her name before, I've only really got introduced to this legendary singer through a movie called La Vie En Rose that I /5.

Created Date: 1/3/ PM. Édith Piaf's signature song "La vie en rose" was written in and was voted a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in Bruno Coquatrix's famous Paris Olympia music hall is where Piaf achieved lasting fame, giving several series of concerts at the hall, the most famous venue in Paris, between January and October Simone Berteaut avait treize ans et demi, Édith Piaf seize, quand elles chantaient ensemble dans les rues.

Les nuits chez «Lulu de Montmartre», la mort de «Cécelle» (la gosse d'Édith), les débuts chez «Papa Leplée», le scandale, les amours tumultueuses, les triomphes, les chutes, l'alcool, la drogue, le perpétuel défi à la vie et à la mort – Simone Berteaut a tout vécu /5(7).

Burke's book delves into the complexity of Piaf's relationships with family, friends, songwriters, and lovers. The result is wholly memorable--a serious, yet entertaining and inviting book--the tiny woman behind the voice and songs still touching our by: 1.

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LibraryThing Review User Review - Lemeritus - LibraryThing. Utterly fascinating biography, even though Berteaut misrepresents herself as Piaf's half-sister (she was not.) In fact, Carolyn Burke in her book shares that "Piaf called Berteaut her mauvaise 5/5(1).

Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lange, Monique. Piaf. New York: Seaver Books, (OCoLC) Named Person.

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K likes. Bienvenue sur la page officielle consacrée à Edith ers: K. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gems, Pam. Piaf. Ashover: Amber Lane Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: Edith Piaf; Edith Piaf: Document Type. In a book about an artist who proudly revealed all, Burke’s politeness can be frustrating.

Even so, nonmavens who want a sound overview of Piaf’s life will find it : James Gavin. Piaf left many debts for her second husband (and protégé) Theo Sarapo, who was twenty years younger (he died inat age 34).

Piaf's funeral was massive yet, because of her lifestyle, was forbidden a Mass. It was the only time since WWII that Parisian traffic was completely stopped.

A museum was dedicated in her honor. The Piaf legend. London: Robson. Libris länk. ISBN Piaf: A Passionate Life, av David Bret, Robson Books,nyutgåva JR Books, "The Sparrow — Edith Piaf," kapitel i Singers & The Song (sid. ), av Gene Lees, Oxford University Press,insiktsfull analys av Piafs liv och musik.Död: 10 oktober (47 år), Plascassier utanför.

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Edith Piaf, My Life is the true story of a fragile and often tormented singer from France, who rose from the depths of despair and extreme poverty to claim international fame and fortune.

Edith grew up in a brothel in France from the age of eight until the age of sixteen when she fell in love and managed to escape her difficult and abusive life.3/5(1).Barnes & Noble® has the best selection of Pop Vocal Vinyl LPs.

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