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Charles Trenet

Charles Trenet

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The biography of Charles Trenet by Martin Pénet , illustrated by Rabaté and accompanied by 2 compact discs.

Even though he cultivated it extensively, Charles Trenet recognized that his character of " singing madman " with blond curls wearing a floppy hat was a caricature. Beyond the clichés, the exploration of Trenet's work is fascinating because it is full of surprises: we realize that most of his songs, both joyful and melancholic, have several levels of reading. "Laughter being the politeness of despair", as he himself said... Imbued with rhythm and often tinged with surrealism, they have traveled the world and inspired generations of authors, starting with Georges Brassens who knew them all.

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