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The Resource Street poison : the biography of Iceberg Slim, Justin Gifford, (sound recording)

Street poison : the biography of Iceberg Slim, Justin Gifford, (sound recording)

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Street poison : the biography of Iceberg Slim
Title
Street poison
Title remainder
the biography of Iceberg Slim
Statement of responsibility
Justin Gifford
Title variation
Biography of Iceberg Slim
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The first and definitive biography of one of America's bestselling, notorious, and influential writers of the twentieth century: Iceberg Slim, né Robert Beck, author of the multimillion-copy memoir Pimp and such equally popular novels as Trick Baby and Mama Black Widow. From a career as a, yes, ruthless pimp in the '40s and '50s, Iceberg Slim refashioned himself as the first and still the greatest of "street lit" masters, whose vivid books have made him an icon to such rappers as Ice-T, Jay-Z, and Snoop Dogg and a presiding spirit of "blaxploitation" culture. You can't understand contemporary black (and even American) culture without reckoning with Iceberg Slim and his many acolytes and imitators. Literature professor Justin Gifford has been researching the life and work of Robert Beck for a decade, culminating in Street Poison, a colorful and compassionate biography of one of the most complicated figures in twentieth-century literature. Drawing on a wealth of archival material--including FBI files, prison records, and interviews with Beck, his wife, and his daughters--Gifford explores the sexual trauma and racial violence Beck endured that led to his reinvention as Iceberg Slim, one of America's most infamous pimps of the 1940s and '50s. From pimping to penning his profoundly influential confessional autobiography, Pimp, to his involvement in radical politics, Gifford's biography illuminates the life and works of one of American literature's most unique renegades"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
OClCo
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by JD Jackson
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Label
Street poison : the biography of Iceberg Slim, Justin Gifford, (sound recording)
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Publication
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Title from disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky277336651
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781622317653
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Publisher number
792765
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2075840
  • a2075840
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Street poison : the biography of Iceberg Slim, Justin Gifford, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from disc
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky277336651
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781622317653
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Publisher number
792765
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a2075840
  • a2075840
System details
Compact discs
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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