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ishmael-reed's picture
In this duo from 1974 and 1969, respectively, Reed takes on two great American genres—the private detective story and the Western. A satiric look at 1960s politics, Louisiana Red follows private eye Papa LaBas as he investigates the murder of the owner of a gumbo joint. Yellow Back is more of a...
lawrence-ferlinghetti's picture
A sequel to A Coney Island of the Mind (written forty years after the original in what the author has called “a poetry seizure” that lasted more than a year), A Far Rockaway of the Heart is a sequence of 101 related poems with recurrent themes. The author also thinks of it as a kind of caustic...