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The Reed Reader
The Reed Reader
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BOOK DETAILS

  • Paperback
  • Apr.24.2001
  • 9780465068944
  • Basic Books

Ishmael gives an overview of the book:

Essays, poems, two plays, and excerpts from novels sample the witty satire and politically charged storytelling and cultural criticism that has made Reed one of the best known U.S. writers. His settings include the Harlem Renaissance, antebellum plantations, the mythical never-never land of the American west, and fantastic kingdoms of the future.
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Essays, poems, two plays, and excerpts from novels sample the witty satire and politically charged storytelling and cultural criticism that has made Reed one of the best known U.S. writers. His settings include the Harlem Renaissance, antebellum plantations, the mythical never-never land of the American west, and fantastic kingdoms of the future.

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About Ishmael

Author of twenty-eight published books to date, Ishmael Reed is a novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist.  He is also a publisher, editor of thirteen anthologies and numerous magazines, television producer, public media commentator, teacher and lecturer. His online...

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Published Reviews

Nov.19.2007

“Mr. Reed has been revising the authorized edition of American history in all of his novels, to give the ghosts a chance to talk, and in The Terrible Twos he achieves a kind of jive transcendence...

Nov.19.2007

Mumbo Jumbo is a nonfiction novel. When a novel includes a 104-item bibliography, you know we’re in new territory.”