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The Resource What happened, Miss Simone? : a biography, Alan Light

What happened, Miss Simone? : a biography, Alan Light

Label
What happened, Miss Simone? : a biography
Title
What happened, Miss Simone?
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Alan Light
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Inspired by the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, an intimate and vivid look at the legendary life of Nina Simone, the classically trained pianist who evolved into a chart-topping chanteuse and committed civil rights activist. From music journalist and former Spin and Vibe editor-in-chief Alan Light comes a biography of incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon Nina Simone, one of the most influential, provocative, and least understood artists of our time. Drawn from a trove of rare archival footage, audio recordings and interviews (including Simone's remarkable private diaries), this nuanced examination of Nina Simone's life highlights her musical inventiveness and unwavering quest for equality, while laying bare the personal demons that plagued her from the time of her Jim Crow childhood in North Carolina to her self-imposed exile in Liberia and Paris later in life. Harnessing the singular voice of Miss Simone herself and incorporating candid reflections from those who knew her best, including her only daughter, Light brings us face to face with a legend, examining the very public persona and very private struggles of one of our greatest artists"--
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10466805
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Light, Alan
Dewey number
  • 782.42164092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Simone, Nina
  • Women singers
  • Singers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural Heritage
Label
What happened, Miss Simone? : a biography, Alan Light
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn927141345
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781101904879
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015041145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)927141345
Label
What happened, Miss Simone? : a biography, Alan Light
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn927141345
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781101904879
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015041145
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)927141345

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