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Richard Pryor The Life and Legacy of a Crazy Black Man

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ISBN-10: 0253220114

ISBN-13: 9780253220110

Edition: 2008

Authors: Audrey Thomas McCluskey

List price: $19.95
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A tribute to the irreverent and complex artistry of a 20th-century comic genius
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 9/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Audrey Thomas McCluskey is Associate Professor of Afro-American Studies and Director of the Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University. She is editor of Frame by Frame III: A Filmography of the African Diasporan Image, 1994--2004 (IUP, 2006) and co-editor (with Elaine M. Smith) of Mary McLeod Bethune: Building a Better World (IUP, 2001). She lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

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