NO REGRETS: The Life Of Edith Piaf
Edith Piaf was one of the most remarkable singers of the twentieth century. Her distinct voice and waif-like figure endeared her to not only her home land of France, but to audiences across the globe.
|Дата на получаване||13.04.2011 г.|
|ID на книга||24511391|
Edith Piaf was one of the most remarkable singers of the twentieth century. Her distinct voice and waif-like figure endeared her to not only her home land of France, but to audiences across the globe. The 'Little Sparrow' as she came to be fondly known, captivated people with her sobering, heartfelt performances which resonated with a world torn apart by the Second World War. From a childhood spent singing on the streets of Paris, to the dazzling glamour of the cabaret halls and her enduring friendships with such figures as Jean Cocteau and Maurice Chevalier, Edith's path to stardom was littered with personal tragedies. The death of her daughter in infancy; the plane crash which killed the love of her life, Marcel Cerdan; her crippling addictions and copious affairs all reveal the sincerity of emotion behind her song. In this fascinating biography, Carolyn Burke unveils the mystery which enshrouds Edith Piaf, uncovering through careful research, the charm and charisma which so enchanted a generation and still continues to enthral people today.