Billie Holliday

Standard Name: Holliday, Billie


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Theme or Topic Treated in Text Maya Angelou
This book opens on a kind of prelude: with historical events in the US in 1957, with MA 's joining, with her young son, the beatnik brigade,
Angelou, Maya. The Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou. Random House, 2004.
and with a somewhat bruising encounter...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Elaine Feinstein
Subjects of poems here include Dickens , Thomas and Jane Carlyle, Siegfried Sassoon , Anna Akhmatova , Bella Akhmadulina , Billie Holliday , and Raymond Chandler . In Betrayal, a reply to Shakespeare


March 1939
Singer Billie Holliday caused a sensation by closing her show at a nightclub called Cafe Society on West 4th Street, New York, with Strange Fruit, a disturbing song about lynching, written by Abel Meeropol .
Lynskey, Dorian. “Politics, pain and pop”. Guardian Weekly, pp. 25 - 7.