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Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him / by David Henry and Joe Henry.

Henry, David, 1958- (Author). Henry, Joe. (Added Author).
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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg BIO PRYOR (Text) 32826012001608 Adult Biography Available -
Kewanna-Union Twp PL - Kewanna B PRY HEN (Text) 35887000439934 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch B PRY (Text) 78551000513224 Biography Available -
North Madison Co PL - Elwood PL B PRYOR HEN (Text) 30419101404743 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
North Madison Co PL - Ralph E. Hazelbaker Library (Summitville) B PRYOR HEN (Text) 30419300482920 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Pryor (Text) 31208911535369 non-fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616200787 (hc.)
  • ISBN: 1616200782 (hc.)
  • Physical Description: xx, 297 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2013.

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Includes bibliographical (pages 285-297) references.
Summary, etc.:
"Richard Pryor was arguably the single most influential performer of the second half of the twentieth century, and certainly he was the most successful black actor/comedian ever. Controversial and somewhat enigmatic in his lifetime, Pryor's performances opened up a new world of possibilities, merging fantasy with angry reality in a way that wasn't just new--it was heretofore unthinkable. His childhood in Peoria, Illinois, was spent just trying to survive. Yet the culture into which Richard Pryor was born--his mother was a prostitute; his grandmother ran the whorehouse--helped him evolve into one of the most innovative and outspoken performers ever, a man who attracted admiration and anger in equal parts. Both a brilliant comedian and a very astute judge of what he could get away with, Pryor was always pushing the envelope, combining anger and pathos, outrage and humor, into an art form, laying the groundwork for the generations of comedians who followed, including such outstanding performers as Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Louis C.K. Now, in this groundbreaking and revelatory work, Joe and David Henry bring him to life both as a man and as an artist, providing an in-depth appreciation of his talent and his lasting influence, as well as an insightful examination of the world he lived in and the influences that shaped both his persona and his art"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Pryor, Richard, 1940-2005.
Comedians > United States > Biography.
Comedians, Black > United States > Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses > United States > Biography.
Motion picture actors and actresses, Black > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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