Richard Pryor and the World That Made HimBook - 2013
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. In this groundbreaking and revelatory work, the authors 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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, , ©2013
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 921 Pryor
Description: xx, 297 pages ; 24 cm
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