A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman
The anarchist and radical hero Emma Goldman, brought to vivid life in a graphic biography by an acclaimed artist."You are a terrible child and will grow into a worse woman! You have no respect for your elders or for authority! You will surely end on the gallows as a public menace!"—Emma Goldman's... show more
The anarchist and radical hero Emma Goldman, brought to vivid life in a graphic biography by an acclaimed artist."You are a terrible child and will grow into a worse woman! You have no respect for your elders or for authority! You will surely end on the gallows as a public menace!"—Emma Goldman's childhood religion teacherA wonderful retelling of the famous anarchist and radical icon Emma Goldman's extraordinary life, this graphic biography embodies the richness and drama of Goldman's story in a wholly original way.A Dangerous Woman depicts the full sweep of a life lived to the hilt in the struggle for equality and justice. Emma Goldman was at the forefront of the radical causes of the twentieth century, from leading hunger demonstrations during the Great Depression—"Ask for work! If they do not give you work, ask for bread! If they do not give you work or bread, take the bread!"—to organizing a cloakmakers' strike, from lecturing on how to use birth control to fighting conscription for World War I, while her soulmate, Alexander Berkman, spent fourteen years in jail for his failed attentat against industrialist Henry Clay Frick.Sharon Rudahl's lovely, energetic illustrations bring Goldman's many facets and passions to new life; her work belongs with the critically acclaimed graphic nonfiction of Alison Bechdel's Fun Home and Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis. Featuring a foreword by Alice Wexler, A Dangerous Woman is a marvelously compelling presentation of a woman devoted to revolutionizing her age.
Publish date: September 30th 2007
Publisher: New Press, The
Pages no: 115
Edition language: English
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I had never heard of Emma Goldman before this book crossed my desk on it's way to another library, she sounded interesting so I reserved the book and started reading. Emma was an anarchist at the turn of the 20th Century. A woman who started life in Tsarist Russia as a Jew and finished almost stat...
What I like most about graphic novels is how the artist chooses to augment the story with his or her imagery. Whether it be by symbolism or just carefully constructed scenes. Dangerous Woman seemed to lack that purpose. It is primarily a crude pictorial sketch of Emma Goldman's life.Though I wasn...