Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time

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A biography of composer Jacques Offenbach that is also a social and cultural history of Second Empire Paris.Siegfried Kracauer's biography of the composer Jacques Offenbach is a remarkable work of social and cultural history. First published in German in 1937 and in English translation in 1938, the book uses the life and work of Offenbach as a focal point for a broad and penetrating portrayal of Second Empire Paris. Offenbach's immensely popular operettas have long been seen as part of the larger historical amnesia and ...

Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time 2016, Zone Books, New York

ISBN-13: 9781890951313

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Jacques Offenbach and the Paris of His Time 2002, Zone Books, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781890951306

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