Barbra Streisand: Redefining Beauty, Femininity, and Power by Neal Gabler

By Neal Gabler

Barbra Streisand has been referred to as the “most successful...talented performer of her new release” via Vanity Fair, and her voice, stated pianist Glenn Gould, is “one of the usual wonders of the age.” Streisand scaled the heights of entertainment—from a well-liked vocalist to a first-rank Broadway celebrity in Funny lady to an Oscar-winning actress to a manufacturer and director. yet she has additionally turn into a cultural icon who has transcended exhibit enterprise. to accomplish her luck, Brooklyn-born Streisand needed to triumph over super odds, now not the least of which used to be her Jewishness. pushed aside, insulted, even reviled while she launched into a convey enterprise profession for appearing too Jewish and searching too Jewish, she brilliantly switched over her Jewishness right into a metaphor for outsiderness that may ultimately make her the avenger for someone who felt marginalized and powerless.
 
Neal Gabler examines Streisand’s lifestyles and profession via this prism of otherness—a Jew in a gentile international, a self-proclaimed homely woman in an international of glamour, a kooky lady in a global of convention—and exhibits how significant it was once to Streisand’s triumph as one of many voices of her age.

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