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A Dangerous Woman by Sharon Rudahl
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Sep 22, 08

bookshelves: graphic-content, herstory
Read in September, 2008

although i love graphic memoir, i'm still not sure what i think about graphic biography. especially one which purports to tell an entire life (rather than a specific time period). mayhap the illustrations bring more people to the work? if that's the case, i don' think this graphic novel will do the trick. the illustrations, while adequate, are not appealing. throughout the book, i detest how emma's hair is drawn and the often disproportionately-drawn people. that said, there's a lot to be learned in this book. for instance, i had never heard of Voltairine de Cleyre, a fiery american anarchist. so while i hope more people take the time to learn about emma goldman, i'm not so sure this work is the medium to get her history across.
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