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Celine Dion's Let’s Talk About Love

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Celine Dion

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33 1/3 Books

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1990s

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Celine Dion's Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste

Carl Wilson

Carl Wilson is the music critic at Slate and also writes for The Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, The New York Times Magazine and many other online and print publications. He lives in Toronto, where he is the doorman at the Trampoline Hall Lecture Series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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  • DOI:
    10.5040/9781501396809
  • ISBN:
    978-1-5013-9680-9 (online)

    978-0-8264-2788-5 (paperback)

    978-1-4411-6721-7 (epdf)

    978-1-4411-9370-4 (epub)
  • Date of Publication:
    2007
  • Published Online:
    2017
  • Place of Publication:
    New York
  • Printer/Publisher:
    Bloomsbury Academic
  • Series Title:
    33 1/3
  • Edition:
    First edition
Celine Dion's Let’s Talk About Love
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Non-fans regard Céline Dion as ersatz and plastic, yet to those who love her, no one could be more real, with her impoverished childhood, her (creepy) manager-husband's struggle with cancer, her knack for howling out raw emotion. There's nothing cool about Céline Dion, and nothing clever. That's part of her appeal as an object of love or hatred - with most critics and committed music fans taking pleasure (or at least geeky solace) in their lofty contempt. This book documents Carl Wilson's brave and unprecedented year-long quest to find his inner Céline Dion fan, and explores how we define ourselves in the light of what we call good and bad, what we love and what we hate.