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PORTIS, Larry. French Frenzies: A Social History of Pop Music in France

Sunday 29 August 2004

- Lightning Source UK Ltd, 2004 ISBN: 1589395476

A lively history of French popular music. The book is unique in showing how French forms of cultural expression are rooted in social and political tensions that, although shared by other countries, are not generally commented upon in songs with the same degree of clarity. In France, the persistence of strong literary and political traditions continues to nurture an exceptional current of criticism in songs and musical expression.