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Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the World That Made Him. / David Henry.

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  • ISBN: 9781616202712 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.

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Summary, etc.: "Addictively readable . . . Someday, when fewer people know Richard Pryor's name, Furious Cool will be the best defense against the worst sort of forgetting-the kind that involves who we are now, who we loved once, and why." -Esquire 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 during his life, Pryor's performances opened up a whole new world of possibilities, merging fantasy with angry reality in a way that wasn't just new-it was theretofore unthinkable. Now, this groundbreaking and revelatory work brings him to life again 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 myriad influences that shaped both his persona and his art. "A...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Algonquin Books, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1029 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1197 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
African American Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Performing Arts.
Genre: Electronic books.
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