A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman - Sharon Rudahl, Alice Wexler, Paul Buhle 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't impressed with the form, it's quick. It's a comic so you don't have much time to really dwell on its flaws. And, to the author's credit, she strives for authenticity by supposedly quoting verbatim from Goldman's speeches and autobiography.

Goldman is well known for her anarchist beliefs. But what makes her most admirable is her willingness to carve out an existence in which to live out those beliefs. And this was in the early 1900's. An advocate for birth control, free love, experimental art; she was politically seditious (when one could actually be so) and a fervent individualist.

I dig that.