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Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson (33 1/3) by [Anderson, Darran]
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"This book is intended to be a biography of an album, but due to Darran Anderson's thorough research and skilled prose storytelling, Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson morphs into a brilliant (if often dark) illustration of Serge Gainsbourg himself, even more than that of the title character, Melody Nelson. That said, when one knows this much more about the album, the artist and his muse, much like the narrator himself, one will find it almost impossible to avoid falling in love with Melody." - J.C. Macek III, "PopMatters"

This book is intended to be a biography of an album, but due to Darran Anderson's thorough research and skilled prose storytelling, Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson morphs into a brilliant (if often dark) illustration of Serge Gainsbourg himself, even more than that of the title character, Melody Nelson. That said, when one knows this much more about the album, the artist and his muse, much like the narrator himself, one will find it almost impossible to avoid falling in love with Melody. "J.C. Macek III, PopMatters""

About the Author

Darran Anderson is an Irish writer. He is a co-editor of 3:AM Magazine.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 972 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1 edition (24 Oct. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FPHEYFK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #733,952 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Not what I was expecting a book about the album but a mini biography pas mal as Serge would have said.
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In "Histoire de Melody Nelson" Darran Anderson brings together historical, cultural and biographical background to fully explore the origins of Gainsbourg's music, transcending typical music journalism and clichés about his work. Exploring the influence of Nabakov, the Holocaust and jazz, and never holding back in pursuing the possibilities and ideas that Gainsbourg hinted at, his book is a work of art in itself, interrogating Gainsbourg's ideas about freedom, censorship, rebellion and control in the most poetic and original manner. It is a brilliant introduction to Anderson's writing, as well as Gainsbourg's music; a meeting of minds.
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A brilliantly written, well researched exploration of Gainsbourg music. First time I've read anything written by Darran Anderson, I will keep looking out for his next publication.
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