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Edith Piaf. Ode to the child of a vagrant
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Edith Piaf. Ode to the child of a vagrant

By Thierry Rollet

Few artists have marked their own eras, as well as those that come later, in the way that Édith Piaf has. People from every generation can identify with her popular songs, which make the absolute most of her virtuosic vocal skill, resonating from such a small person—who also had a very big heart. This book is meant to be more simply a biography: it is also meant to be an in-depth analysis of an international star with an exceptional personality and incomparable musical talent. A bona fide ambassador of French folk music, she served as the icon of musical potential and achievement—both in France and around the world. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Remiremont (France) in 1960, Thierry Rollet has devoted himself to literature since the age of 15. Associate to Gens de Lettres de France. He published his first book at age 21 and is now at his 38th published book. First a teacher, he founded in 1999 the Scribo company, which handles the distribution of books, literary advice to authors wanting to be published, training in French / English and a writing workshop. Thierry Rollet has published novels, collections of short stories, historical accounts, and many novels in magazines and on the Internet.

$13.27

Léo Ferré. Artist of Life
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Léo Ferré. Artist of Life

By Thierry Rollet

Presenting Léo Ferré allows the rediscovery of one of the greatest people of French song and poetry. At least, this is what the general public will easily understand. The aficionados, and most of all, Leo's " heirs " will surely know that it's about rediscovering a true apostle of music. Ferré was a musician at heart, especially as he also sang. But it is music that made his work multifaceted, be it poetic or literary. ____________________________________ " Our language, to us other artists,is within reach of all earsand of all eyes,because it is songs, light, shapes, smiles. " - LÉO FERRÉ, The Bad Seed ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Remiremont (France) in 1960, Thierry Rollet has devoted himself to literature since the age of 15. Associate to Gens de Lettres de France. He published his first book at age 21 and is now at his 38th published book. First a teacher, he founded in 1999 the Scribo company, which handles the distribution of books, literary advice to authors wanting to be published, training in French / English and a writing workshop. Thierry Rollet has published novels, collections of short stories, historical accounts, and many novels in magazines and on the Internet.

$13.85

For the Children
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For the Children

By Geza Tatrallyay

For the Children is a narrative memoir that tells the true story of the author's family's escape from Hungary and immigration to Canada in 1956, told from the viewpoint of the seven year old child he was at the time. After numerous attempts to flee from a revolution torn Stalinist Hungary ending in capture and disappointment, the author's parents' pursuit to give their children a better life finally bears success as they walk to freedom across a well guarded and mine strewn border. This is a gripping tale of bravery and the will to survive, the sometimes heart-breaking struggle for freedom, and the wonder and difficulties inherent in starting a life in a new country. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Budapest, Hungary, Geza Tatrallyay escaped with his family in 1956 during the Hungarian Revolution, immigrating to Canada the same year. He grew up in Toronto, attending the University of Toronto Schools, where he was School Captain. He graduated from Harvard University with a BA in Human Ecology in 1972 (after taking a break in his studies to work as a host in the Ontario Pavilion at Expo'70 in Osaka, Japan). Geza was selected as a Rhodes Scholar from Ontario, attending Oxford University and graduating with a BA/MA in Human Sciences in 1974; he completed his studies with a MSc in Economics from London School of Economics and Politics in 1975. Geza represented Canada as an épée fencer in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Geza's professional experience has included stints in government, international organizations, finance and environmental entrepreneurship. Since 2004, he has essentially been semi-retired, managing a few investments mainly in the clean energy sector and devoting himself to his family and his writing. Geza is a citizen of Canada and Hungary, with an American wife, a daughter living in New York and a son in Nairobi, and currently divides his time between Bordeaux, France, and Barnard, Vermont. Geza Tatrallyay has written a number of books, including a collection of poetry (Cello's Tears), a thriller (Twisted Reasons), an e-thriller (Arctic Meltdown), and as well some of his poems and articles have been published in various journals.

$15.52

Edith Piaf
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Edith Piaf

By Thierry Rollet

Montreal: Editions Dédicaces. Paperback. New. N’était-ce pas une gageure que d’écrire un nouvel ouvrage retraçant la vie d’Edith Piaf qui a déjà suscité une foison d’ouvrages et d’images ? Mais le défi est relevé, pour notre plus grande satisfaction. S’adresser à Edith, comme à une amie de toujours, belle entrée en matière ! qui accentue l’actualité et l’intimité de l’auteur et de son héroïne. Thierry Rollet semble en parfaite harmonie avec elle puisque, dès son enfance, les airs les plus connus, et surtout « non je ne regrette rien » l’ont fait vibrer, et il a fait sienne la dévotion que sa propre mère portait à Edith Piaf et à son talent. Il a souhaité, dans cet essai « Hymne à la môme de la cloche », démontrer, par un hommage sans fard, mais empreint d’une grande délicatesse, comment la vie d’Edith commencée sous de funestes auspices de vulnérabilité et de misère, a pu évoluer d’une manière totalement imprévue, tel un cataclysme. Imprégnons-nous donc avec délices et émotion de tous ces souvenirs grâce au talent de Thierry Rollet.

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Léo Ferré. Artiste de vie
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Léo Ferré. Artiste de vie

By Thierry Rollet

Présenter Léo Ferré permet de redécouvrir l’un des plus grands personnages de la chanson et de la poésie françaises. C’est du moins ce que comprendra aisément le grand public. Les aficionados et surtout les héritiers de Léo sauront en plus qu’il s’agit de redécouvrir un apôtre inconditionnel de la musique. Ferré était un musicien dans l’âme, même s’il a surtout chanté. Mais c’est la musique qui a porté son œuvre multiforme, qu’elle soit poétique ou littéraire. ____________________________________ « Notre langage, à nous autres artistes, est à la portée de toutes les oreilles et de tous les yeux, parce qu’il est chant, lumière, galbe, sourire. » - Léo Ferré, la mauvaise Graine

$15.01