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 iteration” by way of Vanity Fair, and her voice, acknowledged pianist Glenn Gould, is “one of the normal wonders of the age.” Streisand scaled the heights of entertainment—from a favored vocalist to a first-rank Broadway superstar in Funny lady to an Oscar-winning actress to a manufacturer and director. yet she has additionally develop into a cultural icon who has transcended express enterprise. to accomplish her luck, Brooklyn-born Streisand needed to triumph over super odds, now not the least of which was once her Jewishness. pushed aside, insulted, even reviled while she launched into a convey enterprise profession for performing too Jewish and searching too Jewish, she brilliantly switched over her Jewishness right into a metaphor for outsiderness that will ultimately make her the avenger for an individual 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 lady in an international of glamour, a kooky lady in a global of convention—and indicates how crucial it used to be to Streisand’s triumph as one of many voices of her age.

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