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The Resource Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him, David Henry and Joe Henry

Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him, David Henry and Joe Henry

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Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him
Title
Furious cool
Title remainder
Richard Pryor and the world that made him
Statement of responsibility
David Henry and Joe Henry
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.--Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Henry, David
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Henry, Joe
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  • Pryor, Richard
  • Comedians
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him, David Henry and Joe Henry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 297 p.
Isbn
9781616200787
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013019665
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841896912
  • (OCoLC)ocn841896912
  • 614811
Label
Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him, David Henry and Joe Henry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 297 p.
Isbn
9781616200787
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013019665
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841896912
  • (OCoLC)ocn841896912
  • 614811

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