On Streisand : an opinionated guide
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New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019].
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Central - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
782.4216 MORDD

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Book
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xiii, 160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780190651763, 0190651768

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-150) and index.
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On Streisand begins with a broad year-by-year outline of the landmark achievements and a few of her more whimsical escapades, as when Rex Reed apologizes for an oafish interview piece and she responds with "I had more respect for him when he hated me." This is followed by a long essay on how Streisand's idiosyncratic self-realization marks her as a unique national treasure, an artist without limits. Then comes the major part of the book, a work-by-work analysis. This section is broken down into separate chapters, each organized chronologically: the stage shows, then the television shows and concerts, then the movies, and last (because longest) the recordings. Throughout, Mordden follows Streisand's independence, which he sees as her central quality. Throughout all of the chapters on Streisand's shows, concerts, films, and recordings, Mordden illustrates how she was exercising individualistic control of her career from her very first audition, and how the rest of her professional life unfolded from that point. A book written by an opinionated expert whose prose is consistently full of flair and wit, On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide will appeal to general readers in all aspects of American life that Streisand has touched, from film to television to popular music to stardom. -- from Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Mordden, E. (2019). On Streisand: an opinionated guide . Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mordden, Ethan, 1947-. 2019. On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Mordden, Ethan, 1947-. On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Mordden, Ethan. On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide Oxford University Press, 2019.

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