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Richard Pryor : the life and legacy of a "crazy" Black man

Author: Audrey T McCluskey
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This anthology captures the spirit, zest, and cultural impact of Pryor's complex artistry."-back cover.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Richard Pryor.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2008
(OCoLC)631834883
Named Person: Richard Pryor; Richard Pryor; Richard Pryor
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Audrey T McCluskey
ISBN: 9780253352026 0253352029 9780253220110 0253220114
OCLC Number: 191732567
Description: viii, 293 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Richard Pryor: comic genius, tortured soul / Audrey Thomas McCluskey --
"That nigger's crazy": Richard Pryor, racial performativity, cultural critique / Keith M. Harris --
The crisis of black masculinity in Jo Jo Dancer: your life is calling / Margo Natalie Crawford --
Was it something he said? censorship and the Richard Pryor television show, 1977 / Audrey Thomas McCluskey --
Richard Pryor and the poetics of cursing / Kate E. Brown --
Br'er Richard: fascinatin' storyteller / Maxine A. LeGall --
" ... And it's deep too": the philosophical comedy of Richard Pryor / Malik D. McCluskey --
When keeping it real goes wrong: Pryor, Chapelle, and the comedic politics of the post-soul / Tyrone R. Simpson --
Jump Street! from Richard Pryor: the man behind the laughter (1981) / Joseph Nazel --
The politics of being black, from If I stop I'll die: the comedy and tragedy of Richard Pryor (1991) / John A. Williams and Dennis A. Williams --
"He wasn't afraid to get naked in front of people": Michael Schultz remembers Richard Pryor / Audrey Thomas McCluskey --
Time warp movies: a review of Superman III (1985) / Pauline Kael --
Richard Pryor live on the Sunset Strip (1994) / Pauline Kael --
Richard Pryor: the real Slim Shady (2001) / Rob Sheffield --
The new comic style of Richard Pryor (1975) / James Alan McPherson --
Jive times: Richard Pryor, Lily Tomlin, and the theatre of the routine (1974) / David Felton --
Richard and me (1994) / Nelson George --
Hill street bullshit, Richard Pryor routines, and the Real Deal (1997) / Bob Avakian --
Now's the time: the Richard Pryor phenomenon and the triumph of black culture (1998) / Siva Vaidhyanathan --
A Pryor love: the life and times of America's comic prophet of race (1999) / Hilton Als --
Conclusion: we owe a debt to Richard Pryor / Audrey Thomas McCluskey.
Responsibility: edited by Audrey Thomas McCluskey.
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An anthology of essays that capture the spirit, zest, and cultural impact of Richard Pryor's complex artistry. It provides insight into his work to reveal how he simultaneously highlighted and  Read more...

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"[Like] Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, [and] Muhammad Ali ... Richard Pryor contributed the combination of brilliance and tragedy at the core of what it means to be a Black man in America. Read more...

 
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