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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221262900
Shaping : POCHE
Pages : 768
Size : 108 x 177 mm
Novelty
Jacques Brel, a Life

Collection : Arion
Release date : 05/05/2022
The new edition in the « Arion » imprint of the artist’s only complete biography
The only complete biography of Jacques Brel. The story of his incandescent, excessive life, the portrait of a man who was not only a famous singer, but also an actor, a filmmaker and even a pilot and a sailor. Olivier Todd has conducted his research all over the world, starting... The only complete biography of Jacques Brel. The story of his incandescent, excessive life, the portrait of a man who was not only a famous singer, but also an actor, a filmmaker and even a pilot and a sailor. Olivier Todd has conducted his research all over the world, starting in Brussels and ending up in the Marquesas Islands after passing through France. He has collected the testimonies of the singer’s wife and daughters, of his mistresses, his colleagues and he has listened to countless souvenirs by his closest friends. He has discovered unpublished writings, poems, notes, novels in an embryonic state and a whole correspondence full of surprising, moving and vexing letters that reveal the man behind the celebrity.
With this riveting biography, Olivier Todd resuscitates the life of a great singer and songwriter, a uniquely gifted musician and versatile artist whose work was fueled by his particularly rich and complex personality.
 
Key points
The new edition of a highly successful biography with over 20,000 copies sold since its first publication in 1998.
A thoroughly researched document and a gripping read hailed by the French press:
“A testimony screaming with truth and rage” [Paul Guth, Le Figaro]
“Reading Todd, one comes to know Brel intimately – not indiscreetly” [Danièle Heymann, L'Express]
“A monograph of Jacques Brel that simultaneously – and this is a rare thing to achieve – reveals and aggrandizes its subject” [France-Soir]
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EAN : 9782221262900
Shaping : POCHE
Pages : 768
Size : 108 x 177 mm
Robert Laffont