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eBook My Life - Piaf's Own Story epub
  • ISBN: 014015681X
  • Author: Edith Piaf
  • Genre: Photography
  • Subcategory: Music
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; New Ed edition (1992)
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • ePUB size: 1501 kb
  • FB2 size 1643 kb
  • Formats doc lrf doc mbr


Drug addiction, alchoholism, squandering money, desperate liasons, you name it, and this was the '50's.

Drug addiction, alchoholism, squandering money, desperate liasons, you name it, and this was the '50's. Is that Piaf singing on the old record in the subway scene in Amelie? Maybe that's why I bought the book but I liked it, anyway.

Items related to My Life - Piaf's Own Story. Not intended as a comprehensive history, this previously unpublished volume offers affecting and sometimes melodramatic recollections of Piaf's celebrated yet tragic life

Items related to My Life - Piaf's Own Story. ISBN 13: 9780140156812. My Life - Piaf's Own Story. Not intended as a comprehensive history, this previously unpublished volume offers affecting and sometimes melodramatic recollections of Piaf's celebrated yet tragic life. Chapters about her rise from poverty, her philosophical and religious convictions, and her legendary generosity are mixed with chapters on aspects of her life that attracted scandal (. love affairs, drug addiction, alcoholism, profligate lifestyle, et. Believing in her eternal quest for love, Piaf defends herself without apology.

dith Piaf (UK: /ˈpiːæf/, US: /piːˈɑːf/; French: (listen); born Édith Giovanna Gassion, French: ; 19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) was a French singer-songwriter, cabaret performer and film actress noted as France&.

Piaf's music was often autobiographical and she specialized in chanson and torch ballads about love, loss and sorrow.

Piaf became famous worldwide after the war. However, her personal life hit many low points.

She is probably France’s greatest ever singer and sang classics such as ‘La vie en rose’. She was so popular that 100,000 people attended her funeral in Paris and traffic came to a standstill. Piaf became famous worldwide after the war. Her lover died in a plane crash in 1949 and in the 1950s she had three near-fatal car crashes and became addicted to morphine and alcohol. In 1961, she recorded her famous song "Non, je ne regrette rien".

The diminutive songstress went by the name of ‘the little sparrow’ but there was nothing minuscule about her voice or the legacy she left behind. Songs such as ‘Hymne à l'Amour’, ‘Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien’ and ‘La Vie en Rose’ made her a French icon.

Still revered as an icon decades after her death, "the Sparrow" served as a touchstone for virtually every chansonnier, male or female, who followed her. Her greatest strength wasn't so much her technique, or the purity . .

Comments: (3)
Nnulam
I was so excited to see this book even existed, I was so happy when I received it in the mail I almost read the whole book on the porch. It was a very honest book about her life, it was great how she did not have any regrets. I wish the book were a little longer but it was full of information. It made me develop a whole new respect for her and her life. I feel for anyone who has enjoyed her music this is a must read for you.
Mananara
This isn't writing, it's cataloging. The worse kind of '..and then she did X, and then she did Y, and than she did Z.' sort of prose along with occasional dollops of armchair psychobabble. Painful and unengaging. The strength of this book is when it talks about her songs, the origins, their appeal to the broad public, and the extensive excerpting of lyrics. But be warned, you need to know French. There is no English translation here.
If you're just looking for the lurid details of Ediths incredibly colorful, burn at both ends life, you will be disappointed. Discretion, or tact or possibly the threat of legal action has left names unnamed and affairs such as the one with Dietrich dropped altogether.
MilsoN
I never thought that I could sympathize with a woman who threw furniture. Edith Piaf is so full of love in her honesty about her wretched start in life, that after a few chapters I was ready to forgive anything. Drug addiction, alchoholism, squandering money, desperate liasons, you name it, and this was the '50's. Is that Piaf singing on the old record in the subway scene in Amelie? Maybe that's why I bought the book but I liked it, anyway.
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