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Barbra Streisand : redefining beauty, femininity, and power / Neal Gabler.

Gabler, Neal. (Author).

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  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jay Co PL - Portland B S915g (Text) 76383000442049 Adult Biographies Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch BIOGRAPHY STREISAND (Text) 37516002020873 Adult Print--Non-Fiction Available -
Monon Town and Twp PL - Monon 921 STREISAND (Text) 36825000840403 Non-Fiction Available -
Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library 921 STREISAND (Text) 39206021205495 Adult Biography Available -
Westfield Washington PL - Westfield B-Streisand (Text) 78292000354231 Adult Biography Book Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780300210910
  • ISBN: 0300210914
  • Physical Description: viii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.: Barbra Streisand has been called the "most successful...talented performer of her generation" by Vanity Fair, and her voice, said pianist Glenn Gould, is "one of the natural wonders of the age." Streisand scaled the heights of entertainment-from a popular vocalist to a first-rank Broadway star in Funny Girl to an Oscar-winning actress to a producer and director. But she has also become a cultural icon who has transcended show business. To achieve her success, Brooklyn-born Streisand had to overcome tremendous odds, not the least of which was her Jewishness. Dismissed, insulted, even reviled when she embarked on a show business career for acting too Jewish and looking too Jewish, she brilliantly converted her Jewishness into a metaphor for outsiderness that would eventually make her the avenger for anyone who felt marginalized and powerless. Neal Gabler examines Streisand's life and career through this prism of otherness-a Jew in a gentile world, a self-proclaimed homely girl in a world of glamour, a kooky girl in a world of convention-and shows how central it was to Streisand's triumph as one of the voices of her age.
Subject: Streisand, Barbra.
Singers > United States > Biography.

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