The Resource Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him, by David Henry and Joe Henry., (electronic resource)

Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him, by David Henry and Joe Henry., (electronic resource)

Label
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
by David Henry and Joe Henry.
Creator
Contributor
Subject
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
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henry, David
Dewey number
792.702/8092
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.P77
LC item number
H46 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Henry, Joe
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pryor, Richard
  • Pryor, Richard
  • Comedians
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Comedians
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • United States
Label
Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him, by David Henry and Joe Henry., (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 40
  • Part 2
  • "Give Me Some Milk or Else Go Home"
  • 51
  • A Way Out of Here Other Than That Door
  • 72
  • Monday, December 22, 1969
  • 95
  • Part 3
  • There's a Riot Goin' On
  • Part 1
  • 107
  • Word Made Flesh
  • 118
  • A Screaming Comes across the Sky
  • 126
  • "Nigger, Come Out of That Black Skin and Be Black, Nigger"
  • 132
  • "Let It Stay Heavy if Not Hard"
  • 145
  • Part 4
  • A Native Son of Wistful Vista
  • "I See That Man in My Mind and Go with Him"
  • 161
  • "There's a Person Here That's Possessed"
  • 176
  • "Let's Get Him before Somebody Else Does"
  • 187
  • Surrender, Richard
  • 198
  • "You Hollywood Faggots Can Kiss My Rich Happy Black Ass"
  • 207
  • 3
  • "Does It Look Like I'm Smiling to You, Motherfucker?"
  • 211
  • "When You Get off That Stage, There's a Loneliness That Comes over You"
  • 217
  • "My Mind's Thinking About Shit I Don't Want to Be Thinkin' About"
  • 226
  • Part 5
  • "The Part of Me That Wanted to Die Did"
  • 239
  • Is Comedy Stand-Up Poetry?
  • "There's a Bad Muthafucka Comin' Your Way"
  • 247
  • "I Guess That's a Smile. I Hope That's His Face"
  • 249
  • "I'm Finding It Hard Imitating Richard Pryor"
  • 259
  • Last Temptation of Richard
  • 264
  • 22
  • Backing Up While Swimming
  • 30
  • "Ain't That Many of Us to Go Around"
Control code
ocn859537665
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616202712
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EFBAA241-48B8-45F5-AC74-CF4E215A6CD0
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o859537665
  • (OCoLC)859537665
Label
Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him, by David Henry and Joe Henry., (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 40
  • Part 2
  • "Give Me Some Milk or Else Go Home"
  • 51
  • A Way Out of Here Other Than That Door
  • 72
  • Monday, December 22, 1969
  • 95
  • Part 3
  • There's a Riot Goin' On
  • Part 1
  • 107
  • Word Made Flesh
  • 118
  • A Screaming Comes across the Sky
  • 126
  • "Nigger, Come Out of That Black Skin and Be Black, Nigger"
  • 132
  • "Let It Stay Heavy if Not Hard"
  • 145
  • Part 4
  • A Native Son of Wistful Vista
  • "I See That Man in My Mind and Go with Him"
  • 161
  • "There's a Person Here That's Possessed"
  • 176
  • "Let's Get Him before Somebody Else Does"
  • 187
  • Surrender, Richard
  • 198
  • "You Hollywood Faggots Can Kiss My Rich Happy Black Ass"
  • 207
  • 3
  • "Does It Look Like I'm Smiling to You, Motherfucker?"
  • 211
  • "When You Get off That Stage, There's a Loneliness That Comes over You"
  • 217
  • "My Mind's Thinking About Shit I Don't Want to Be Thinkin' About"
  • 226
  • Part 5
  • "The Part of Me That Wanted to Die Did"
  • 239
  • Is Comedy Stand-Up Poetry?
  • "There's a Bad Muthafucka Comin' Your Way"
  • 247
  • "I Guess That's a Smile. I Hope That's His Face"
  • 249
  • "I'm Finding It Hard Imitating Richard Pryor"
  • 259
  • Last Temptation of Richard
  • 264
  • 22
  • Backing Up While Swimming
  • 30
  • "Ain't That Many of Us to Go Around"
Control code
ocn859537665
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616202712
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
EFBAA241-48B8-45F5-AC74-CF4E215A6CD0
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o859537665
  • (OCoLC)859537665

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