A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman

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 artistYou 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 menaceEmma 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 FrickSharon 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

10 thoughts on “A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman

  1. Liz Yerby Liz Yerby says:

    alright nerds, i haven t even finished this book, but i m gonna go ahead and give it a low score graphic biographies can be decent, but me and the author have some major issues in how we think politics should be represented.the most painful panels are comparing emma goldman to MLK as a great orator out of nowhere, and then emma goldman telling someone let me explain the social factors behin

  2. Paige Paige says:

    2.5I feel kind of bad giving this book such a low rating, especially since I think it was well done I liked the art and I knowabout Emma Goldman s life than I did before So why only 2.5 stars I think it hasto do with the format than anything I ve read one other graphic biography and encountered the same issues That one which about Karl Marx was even shorter I realize when you re condensing a l

  3. Emily Emily says:

    Another shocking hole in my education filled in through comics The illustrations are evocative and layered, and the text is for the most part directly from Goldman s biography I have 1 quibble and 1 observation Quibble sometimes the layout sequence of the drawings is a little confusing, but that could be because I am an old woman Observation the author is a huge fan of Goldman the book could neve

  4. Meepelous Meepelous says:

    I originally reviewed this when I was a fresh new baby booktuber in 2015, but I figured it was time to re read and re review this really inspiring biography that turned me onto such an interesting leftist figure.A Dangerous Woman was published September 30th 2007 by The New Press and apparently also in at least Turkish in 2010 The only warning, besides extreme awesomeness, is that there is some nudi

  5. Allie Allie says:

    2.5 stars.I didn t really like this much at all I think Emma Goldman is FASCINATING though I disagree with many of her beliefs , but this as a graphic novel was not great The pages were crammed cramped with text and information to the point that it took me a very long time to get through it Or maybe it just felt like a long time because reading each page was so labor intensive The illustrations are so

  6. Stephanie Griffin Stephanie Griffin says:

    I wasn t familiar with Emma Goldman 1869 1940 before reading A DANGEROUS WOMAN, the graphic biography as opposed to a graphic novel written and illustrated by Sharon Rudahl This softcover book details her life from her birth in Russia, as an anarchist who traveled the world, the relationships she had, to her death at age 70.The biography is a good introduction to Goldman for adults If they re intrigued th

  7. Jenny Jenny says:

    Rudahl s descriptive expository approach to Emma s story did not work for me it seems her aim for this graphic biography was creation for the benefit of instruction to teach the youth of today, which is perfectly fine But to me the approach set a forced tone I feel this could have been so much better had Rudahl taken another approach e.g telling the story from Emma directly or from the memory of Alexandar Be

  8. Amberly Amberly says:

    I have always been an ardent fan of Emma Goldman She tirelessly fought for free speech, long before the ACLU, birth control before Margaret Sanger, women s rights before suffrage, and free love before the sixties She was a clever firecracker who would never be silenced somehow immune to what the world expected and wanted of her A selfless friend and patron to prostitutes, homeless, the huddled masses and wage s

  9. Claire LaPolt Claire LaPolt says:

    This is a graphic biography of the Jewish anarchist activist Emma Goldman, and it definitely fills a niche that was lacking in my history classes It goes into detail about her upbringing, education, personal life, and travels while chronicling her political career However, I found it a very slow read, mostly because the text to image ratio is just too high for a graphic novel in my opinion Combine that with busy c

  10. Danielle Danielle says:

    I really enjoyed this book Rudahl s artwork is great, and weaved throughout the storyline are actual quotes from Goldman and her comrades My only complaint is that Rudahl condenses a LOT of history into a hundred pages, so I found it a bit confusing in places which isn t an altogether bad thingI just checked out Goldman s autobiography for clarification.

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