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Princess Noire

the tumultuous reign of Nina Simone

1st ed.

Published by Pantheon Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Edition

A complete account of the triumphs and difficulties of the brilliant and high-tempered Nina Simone, whose distinctive voice and music occupy a singular place in the canon of American song. One of eight children in a proud North Carolina black family, the prodigiously talented child was trained in classical piano through the charity of a local white woman, then devastatingly rejected by the Curtis Institute of Music--a dream deferred that would forever shape her self-image as well as her music. Central factors of her life and career include her unique and provocative relationship with her audiences, her involvement in the civil rights movement, her two marriages, and the alienation from the United States that drove her to live abroad. Alongside these threads runs a darker one: Nina's increasing and sometimes baffling outbursts of rage and pain and her lifelong struggle to overcome a deep sense of personal injustice, which persisted even as she won international renown.--From publisher description.

Table of Contents

Called for and delivered : June 1898-February 1933
We knew she was a genius : March 1933-August 1941
Miss Mazzy : September 1941-August 1947
We have launched, where shall we anchor? : September 1947-May 1950
Prelude to a fugue : June 1950-May 1954
The arrival of Nina Simone : June 1954-June 1956
Little girl blue : July 1956-December 1958
A fast rising star : 1959
Simone-ized : 1960
You can't let them humiliate you : January 1961-December 13, 1961
Respect : December 14, 1961-December 1962
Mississippi goddam : 1963
Don't let me be misunderstood : 1964
My skin is black : 1965
Images : 1966
My only groove is moods : 1967
Black gold : 1968
To be young, gifted and black : 1969
I have become more militant : 1970
Definite vibrations of pride : 1971
This ain't no Geraldine up here : 1972
Where my soul has gone : 1973-1976
I am not of this planet : 1977-1978
Loving me is not enough : 1979-1981
Fodder on her wings : 1982-1988
Nina's back
again : 1989-1992
A single woman : 1993-1999
The final curtain : 2000-2003.

Edition Notes

Includes filmography (p. [417]), bibliographical references (p. [419]-423), and index.


Library of Congress
ML420.S5635 C65 2010

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