Street Poison: The Biography of Iceberg Slim

By Gifford, Justin

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9780385538343 9780385538381
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Doubleday


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Reviewed on May 15, 2015  |  Arts and Humanities

Gifford (English, Univ. of Nevada, Reno; Pimping Fictions) has written a remarkably researched, fascinating life story of popular writer Robert "Iceberg Slim" Beck (1918–92). Author of the memoir Pimp and several novels, Beck was the original gangster figure, giving birth to such other urban fiction icons as Donald Goines, Odie Hawkins, and Clarence Cooper Jr., as well as rappers including Ice-T and Ice Cube. Gif...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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