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Sensual Songs


Chansons Sensuelles : the small illustrated format of the text song at the turn of the century

 Claude DUNETON (1935 - 2012)

Historian, author of the magnificent Histoire de la Chanson Française (Seuil 1998), Claude Duneton is a renowned philologist and a writer whose last novel Le Monument (Balland 2004) was unanimously acclaimed by the critics.
Among his works:            * La Puce à l'oreille Balland reedited 2001
                                             * Le Bouquet des expressions imagées. Encyclopedia of figurative expressions of the French language, Seuil 1990
                                             * Mots d'amour, Seuil 1990
                                              * Le Guide du français familier, Seuil 1990
Author, composer, performer, Michel Desproges is also a passionate collector. He has become one of the best connoisseurs of the small format, interested in both songs and illustrations. The authors, famous or not, of these magnificent lithographs have no more secrets for him.
192 pages, format 26cm x 29cm, 50 songs, illustrated by Clerice, Gangloff, Ibels, Steinlen, Toulouse Lautrec .....