Je t'Aime: The Legendary Love Story of Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg

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Published on the 50-year anniversary of the legendary song Je t'aime... moi non plus, , deemed too risque for many American radio stations, Véronique Mortaigne's book on Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin is a lyrical retelling of a relationship that defined an age.

Synonymous with love, eroticism, glamour, music, provocation, their affair would set France aflame as the sixties ebbed, and set in motion many of the ideas we have by now come to think of as specifically 'French'.

Skipping back and forth in time, Je t'aime takes the reader from the foggy Normandy landscapes where Serge and Jane retreated, to their carefree summers on the coast. En route to their superstardom in films and music, we experience their intrigues, triangular relationships, and jealous rages, the genius and the self-torture.

Tenderly told, via new interviews with key players in their story, Je t'aime details the coming together of two massive personalities, who together created a model of the rebel couple for the ages.

Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Icon Books
Publish Date
April 09, 2019
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.9 X 7.7 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781785784842
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About the Author

Véronique Mortaigne is a journalist and broadcaster. She has been head of music and arts at Le Monde and is the author of a dozen books, including biographies of Cesaria Evora, Manu Chao, and Johnny Halliday.