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

Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him, David Henry & Joe Henry, (audiobook)

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
David Henry & Joe Henry
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
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
Cataloging source
TANCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Henry, David
Dewey number
  • 792.702/8092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
General adult
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Dion Graham
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Henry, Joe
  • Graham, Dion
  • Tantor Media
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pryor, Richard
  • African American comedians
  • African American motion picture actors and actresses
  • Comedians
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Audiobooks
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not applicable
Label
Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him, David Henry & Joe Henry, (audiobook)
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Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn858536620
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452645575
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)858536620
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Furious cool : Richard Pryor and the world that made him, David Henry & Joe Henry, (audiobook)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn858536620
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
8 sound discs (ca. 9 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452645575
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)858536620
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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