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The Resource Fire!! : the Zora Neale Hurston story, Peter Bagge

Fire!! : the Zora Neale Hurston story, Peter Bagge

Label
Fire!! : the Zora Neale Hurston story
Title
Fire!!
Title remainder
the Zora Neale Hurston story
Statement of responsibility
Peter Bagge
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Peter Bagge has defied the expectations of the comics industry by changing gears from his famous slacker hero Buddy Bradley to documenting the life and times of historical 20th century trailblazers. If Bagge had not already had a New York Times bestseller with his biography of Margaret Sanger, his newest biography, Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story, would seem to be an unfathomable pairing of author and subject. Yet through Bagge's skilled cartooning, he turns what could be a rote biography into a bold and dazzling graphic novel, creating a story as brilliant as the life itself. Hurston challenged the norms of what was expected of an African American woman in early 20th century society. The fifth of eight kids from a Baptist family in Alabama, Hurston's writing prowess blossomed at Howard University, and then Barnard College, where she was the sole black student. She arrived in NYC at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and quickly found herself surrounded by peers such as Langston Hughes and Wallace Thurman. Hurston went on to become a noted folklorist and critically acclaimed novelist, including her most provocative work Their Eyes Were Watching God. Despite these landmark achievements, personal tragedies and shifting political winds in the midcentury rendered her almost forgotten by the end of her life. With admiration and respect, Bagge reconstructs her vivid life in resounding full-color."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
813/.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3515.U789
LC item number
Z57 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Label
Fire!! : the Zora Neale Hurston story, Peter Bagge
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1717462
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781770462694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1717462
  • (Sirsi) 1717462
  • (OCoLC)953630322
Label
Fire!! : the Zora Neale Hurston story, Peter Bagge
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1717462
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781770462694
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1717462
  • (Sirsi) 1717462
  • (OCoLC)953630322

Library Locations

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      25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA, 01824, US
      42.5945374 -71.3516266
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