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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:31 am 
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Following a post by BBP in Gail's Answers:
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The "definite" Zappa autobiography is that one by Miles, and he couldn't even get the good man's death day right.
I realize this book is standing in my living room shelves, and I still have not read it.

However I really enjoyed reading the biography by Christophe Delbrouck in 3 volumes which is only available in French unfortunately.
So I would really be interested to have other readers' opinion on it.

It is like a message in a bottle, because I have no idea how many people here can read French (maybe less than 2%), and amongst them only a minority might have read one of these books.
Whatever, let's try anyway.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:36 am 
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Worth translating into a more global language (like Norwegian)?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:52 am 
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I can read French, but it's very tiresome. I also have another French bio by Guy Darol, but found numerous errors in that. If you could, say, photograph the first few pages and send them this way I could have a shot at cracking it.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:14 am 
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BBP wrote:
I can read French, but it's very tiresome.



And they piss in the street.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:25 pm 
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BBP wrote:
I also have another French bio by Guy Darol, but found numerous errors in that.
I attempted to read two books by him, but could not get into the style. They seemed to me closer to essays than biographies.
BBP wrote:
If you could, say, photograph the first few pages and send them this way I could have a shot at cracking it.
Good idea, I will scan extracts and mail them to you ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:37 pm 
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Salut Maroual,

Les trois volumes sont dans ma biblio. Bonne écriture, informations pas mal. Il s'aventure un peu trop sur des aspects sociologiques de la musique de FZ à mon avis. Une bonne lecture pour le novice de FZ, mais trois volumes ??

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The three volumes are in my bookshelf. Godd writing, lots of info. He goes into the sociological aspects of Fz' music a little too much in my opinion. A good read for the new Fz fan, but three volumes??

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:53 pm 
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Merci pour ta réponse. Drôle de coïncidence, j'ai acheté le premier bouquin peu de temps après avoir commencé à écouter du Zappa en 2003.

Thanks for your answer. Funny coincidence, I bought the first book a little while after I started to get into Zappa's music in 2003.


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