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Richard Pryor: American Id

byJason Bailey

Paperback | November 3, 2015

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A fascinating, surprising and terrifically entertaining book that is as eccentric and sharp as its subject"-Jason Zinoman,New York Timescomedy criticThis series of essays examines Richard Pryor's work-from albums to concert films to movies-as one of the most powerful yet idiosyncratic voices of American culture. "A fascinating, surprising and terrifically entertaining book that is as eccentric and sharp as its subject"-Jason Zinoman,New York Timescomedy criticThis series of essays examines Richard Pryor's work-from albums to concert films to movies-as one of the most powerful yet idiosyncratic voices of American culture. "
Jason Bailey is the film editor for Flavorwire. His work has appeared at The Atlantic, Slate,Salon, and the Village Voice. He is the author of Pulp Fiction: The Complete Story of Quentin Tarantino's Masterpiece and The Ultimate Woody Allen Film Companion.
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Title:Richard Pryor: American IdFormat:PaperbackDimensions:124 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:November 3, 2015Publisher:The Critical PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

CONTENTSWarningPreface1. Two Television Interviews2. Dark Twain3. Macho Man4. ". . . And It's Deep, Too!"5. Junkie6. MoniesEpilogueAcknowledgementsNotesBibliographyFilms ReferencedRecordings ReferencedTelevision AppearancesAbout the Author

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"Jason Bailey's Richard Pryor is a sharp-eyed, quick-witted portrait of the comedian. Focused on telling moments when Pryor seemed to rewrite the rulebook of American culture, it refreshes our sense of what made Pryor so hilarious, so spell-binding, and so psychologically complex."-Scott Saul, author of Becoming Richard Pryor"Powerful and compassionate. Jason Bailey understands not just Pryor's historical significance, but the evolution of his art."-Matt Zoller Seitz, author of The Wes Anderson Collection"Ingeniously organizing Richard Pryor's groundbreaking career and epic life by theme, Jason Bailey gives movies and records equal weight to relative ephemera like interviews and talk show appearances, resulting in a fascinating analysis of the push-pull between an often seemingly reckless persona and the confession and craft behind Pryor's art."-Karina Longworth, host of You Must Remember This