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Ishmael Reed

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Poet and novelist Ismael Reed was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on February 22, 1938 and grew up in Buffalo, New York. After attending the State University of New York at Buffalo, he moved to New York City, where he became a co-founder of the East Village Other, a journal of experimental writing. näytä lisää From New York, he moved to Berkeley, California, and started the Yardbird Publishing Company. Reed's fiction draws upon myth, magic, and ritual to produce a literature that attempts to be larger than life. He has been called an ironist, whose explorations of United States history in general and African American history in particular reveal deep scars in the culture that no amount of technology can heal. Reed tries to incorporate multimedia and nonlinear techniques into his writing style. He has defended his eclectic techniques with spirit, however: "Many people call my fiction muddled, crazy, incoherent because I've attempted in fiction the techniques and forms painters, dancers, film makers, musicians in the West have taken for granted for at least 50 years, and the artists of many other cultures, for thousands of years." His other published books include: six collections of poetry, including: New and Collected Poems, 1964-2007; eight collections of essays, most recently Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media: The Return of the Nigger Breakers (2010); Gethsemane Park; The Reed Reader (2000); Blues City: A Walk in Oakland (2003); and six plays, collected by Dalkey Archive Press as Ishmael Reed, The Plays (2009). (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Mumbo Jumbo (1972) 1,018 kappaletta
Flight to Canada (1976) 331 kappaletta
Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down (1969) 250 kappaletta
The Freelance Pallbearers (1968) 174 kappaletta
The Last Days of Louisiana Red (1974) 136 kappaletta
Japanese by Spring (1993) 130 kappaletta
The Terrible Twos (1982) 123 kappaletta
Reckless Eyeballing (1986) 103 kappaletta
Airing Dirty Laundry (1993) 70 kappaletta
Blues City: A Walk in Oakland (2003) 63 kappaletta
The Terrible Threes (1989) 61 kappaletta
The Reed Reader (2000) 56 kappaletta
Malcolm and Me (2020) — Tekijä — 42 kappaletta
Shrovetide in Old New Orleans (1978) 40 kappaletta
Juice! (2011) 31 kappaletta
New and Collected Poems 1964-2007 (2007) 21 kappaletta
Chattanooga; poems (1973) 19 kappaletta
The Complete Muhammad Ali (2015) 17 kappaletta
New and Collected Poems (1988) 17 kappaletta
Conversations with Ishmael Reed (1995) 14 kappaletta
19 Necromancers From Now: An Anthology of Original American Writings for the 1970s (1970) — Editor, introduction; Tekijä — 11 kappaletta
Ishmael Reed: The Plays (2009) 11 kappaletta
Conjugating Hindi (2018) 10 kappaletta
Calafia, the California Poetry (1979) 9 kappaletta
A Secretary to the Spirits (1978) 9 kappaletta
Contemplación temeraria (1991) 4 kappaletta
Quilt 1 (1981) 3 kappaletta
Y'bird (1978) 2 kappaletta
Ishmael Reed (1993) 2 kappaletta
The Fool Who Thought Too Much (2020) 2 kappaletta
Quilt 3 (1982) 2 kappaletta
Black Hollywood Unchained (2015) 2 kappaletta
Yardbird Reader Volume Five (1976) 2 kappaletta
Y'Bird Magazine 1 kappale
Yardbird Reader 1 kappale
Mambo dżambo 1 kappale
Life Among the Aryans (2022) 1 kappale
The Slave Who Loved Caviar (2023) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Up from Slavery (1901) — Johdanto, eräät painokset4,190 kappaletta
Sielu jäissä (1968) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset1,681 kappaletta
Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica (1938) — Johdanto, eräät painokset734 kappaletta
The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Avustaja — 590 kappaletta
The Black Poets (1983) — Avustaja — 352 kappaletta
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Avustaja — 324 kappaletta
African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (2020) — Avustaja — 168 kappaletta
This Is My Best: Great Writers Share Their Favorite Work (2004) — Avustaja — 159 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (2000) — Avustaja — 141 kappaletta
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Avustaja — 97 kappaletta
Brotherman: The Odyssey of Black Men in America (1995) — Avustaja — 90 kappaletta
The State of the Language [1980] (1980) — Avustaja — 82 kappaletta
The Cool School: Writing from America's Hip Underground (2013) — Avustaja — 79 kappaletta
Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006) — Avustaja — 65 kappaletta
The Best American Poetry 2019 (2019) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin (2016) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta
Soulscript: Afro-American Poetry (1970) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta
Black and Conservative (1966) — Johdanto, eräät painokset25 kappaletta
For Neruda, For Chile: An International Anthology (1975) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Cutting Edges: Young American Fiction for the 70's (1973) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Race Traitor 10 (1999) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Resisting Arrest: Poems to Stretch the Sky (2016) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
New World Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2/3 — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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"The Novel [...] organized systematically and formally to short-circuit an older type of social and historical interpretation which it perpetually holds out and withdraws. [...] A realism that seeks History by way of our own pop images and simulacra of that history, which itself remains forever out of reach." — Fredric Jameson

There was a moment in the late 20th century in which the pre-eminent progressive author (Reed, Doctorow, perhaps also Coover, though I’m loath / to file him in that pigeonhole) was writing bad-on-purpose novels composed entirely of plot — all fat, in the sense that the adverb is excess fat in a sentence, I maintain 'plot' functions like this in the novel — the reading of which is providing a surplus value of pleasure derived from an extra-textual (i.e. romantic political) association in easy sympathy with a heaping of Catch-22 exclamation-mark humor. The difference between this kind of writing and my sympathy with that mantra (from Shelia Heti): "I should put a lot of shit in the play," perhaps comes down to (a different) "Argument From Degree."… (lisätietoja)
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Joe.Olipo | 12 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 1, 2024 |
An ad promises Benjamin "Chappie" Puttbutt III that he will learn the language of Japanese by spring. He had started taking lessons to learn Japanese in the Air Force Academy in the mid 1960s. Only the lessons ended after he had been expelled from the Academy. In the beginning the reader has no idea why Puttbutt has been expelled, but hang on! That story is coming and it's a doozy. In present day, Puttbutt teaches English at the Jack London College. His only ambition in life is to make tenure, but he is a miserable failure. [As an aside, I can tell you that tenure is not all that it is cracked up to be.] But anyway, Puttbutt is so desperate for this recognition that he jumps on the latest support bandwagon that will further his cause, even if it means derogatory talk about his own race and culture.
Reed's tongue in cheek commentary on institutional endowments was pretty funny. A student can get away with murder because his father practically funds the entire college. Where have we seen that before? Be prepared for other snarky commentary on political hotbed topics like the LA riots and the beating of Rodney King, nationalism, racism, any ism you can think of. Speaking of racism, here is a snarky scene to ponder: a professor is exclaiming that racism has never existed on the Jack London College campus while a fraternity is having its annual "Slave Day." I was tempted to play a drinking game with the words nationalism and Yoruba.
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SeriousGrace | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 25, 2023 |
For me, the most accessible of all of Reed's novels. I love his poetry.
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Mark_Feltskog | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 23, 2023 |
Read this for class. It was interesting and kind of frustrating. I never understood satire in books and this was no exception. I just didn't get it. However, I did end up enjoying the story somewhat. However, it did have something I really liked. The title of the book is also a book in the book. The main character uses a book called Japanese by Spring to learn Japanese. This is just something I enjoy in books, it makes a nice little circle.
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HeartofGold900 | 1 muu arvostelu | Dec 3, 2022 |



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