Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2016

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9781781382578

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Édith Piaf

A Cultural History

First Edition

David Looseley

Liverpool University Press

  • Published to coincide with centenary of Piaf's birth.
  • Examines Piaf's life, work and significance without going down the standard but ultimately unsatisfactory route of biography.
  • Innovates by undertaking a cultural history of a single performer, rather than of a period or movement.
  • Engages with Piaf not just as a French icon but as an international one.
  • Combines scholarship with a concern for readability.

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