Singing Poets: Literature and Popular Music in France and Greece

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Between 1945 and 1975, in both France and Greece, literature provided the aesthetic criteria, cultural prestige and institutional basis for what aspired to be a higher form of popular song and the authentic representative of a national popular music. Published poems were set to popular music, while critical discourse celebrated some songwriters not only for being 'as good as poets' but for being 'singing poets' in their own right. This challenging and stimulating study is the first to chart the parallel cultural processes in the two countries from a comparative perspective. Bringing together cultural studies with literary criticism, it offers new angles on the work of Georges Brassens, LEo FerrE, Jacques Brel, Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis and Dionysis Savvopoulos.
 

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Introduction
1
The Genre of AuteursCompositeursInterpretes
11
Popular Music as a National Institution
61
Manos Hadjidakis and the Reproduction of Rebetiko
70
Mikis Theodorakis and the Invention of Laiko
78
Dionysis
101
Epilogue
157
List of Recordings
171
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Over de auteur (2007)

Dimitris Papanikolaou is University Lecturer in Modern Greek at the University of Oxford.

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