No Regrets

No Regrets

The Life of Edith Piaf

eBook - 2012
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"Sympathetic . . . captivating . . . highly effective." -Graham Robb, New York Review of Books "Concise and gracefully written. . . . Burke surveys all [Piaf's] mayhem with thoughtfulness and respect." -James Gavin, New York Times Book Review The iconic French singer comes to life in this enthralling, definitive biography, which captures Edith Piaf's immense charisma along with the time and place that gave rise to her unprecedented international career. Raised by turns in a brothel, a circus caravan, and a working-class Parisian neighborhood, Piaf began singing on the city's street
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2012
Edition: Paperback ed
ISBN: 9781613743935
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Jun 21, 2012

very cool book. the little sparrow died far too soon.

adagarcon Mar 04, 2012

Je pense que c'est tres interessant. Tragically! One of those rare books that comes to an end leaving you with feelings of melancholia. Those enamored with the Dahan's Hollywood "Lie Vie En Rose" will find much more substantial material in Burke's book. Edith's romantic-and often altruistic lifestyle with climatic highs and lows should resonate with the least sensitive reader. A talent gone before her time, but cherished forever. I guess it had to end after all..."

Jul 07, 2011

Not the best-written biography I have ever read. The author relies too much on "Edith sang this song at this concert, and here is how it mirrored her life at the time." Not that this wasn't true, but this approach is repeated over and over again making the book seem repetitious.

But, notwithstanding the author's limitations as a storyteller, what a life!

debwalker May 09, 2011

Live hard, work hard, die young


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