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A storied singer : Frank Sinatra as literary conceit

Author: Gilbert L Gigliotti
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Series: Contributions to the study of popular culture, no. 76.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sinatra's life and work is mythified in countless books and essays, and artists from all varieties of media have used Sinatra to create their own works. Gigliotti examines how genre and literary  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Gigliotti, Gilbert L., 1961-
Storied singer.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
(OCoLC)639543477
Named Person: Frank Sinatra; Frank Sinatra; Frank Sinatra; Frank Sinatra
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert L Gigliotti
ISBN: 0313309736 9780313309731
OCLC Number: 48428990
Description: xix, 170 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The Man in Many Looking Glasses: From an Obscene Gerund to a Pas de Deux --
pt. I. Self-Portraits. Ch. 1. "Come [Fly, Dance, and Waltz] with Us on Equal Terms": The Whitmanesque Sinatra of Sammy Cahn. Ch. 2. The Colors of Ava: Tone Poems of Color and the Painful Measure of Sinatra's Passions. Ch. 3. The Composition of Celebrity: Sinatra as Text in the Liner Notes of Stan Cornyn. Ch. 4. Left Standing at Watertown Station: The Chairman of the Board in the Time of Woodstock. Ch. 5. Strolling among the Stars: Gordon Jenkins's Reflections on Frank's Future --
pt. II. "Sad-Eyed Sinatras" in Song and Story. Ch. 6. "You Will Be My Music": Sinatra in Popular Song from the 1940s to a New Millennium.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of popular culture, no. 76.
Responsibility: Gilbert L. Gigliotti.

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