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The critical response to Ishmael Reed

Author: Bruce Dick; Pavel Zemliansky
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Series: Critical responses in arts and letters, no. 31.
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By focusing on Reed's novels, this volume charts the critical response to his works over time. The book is organized by decade, with each section containing book reviews and articles. Reed's concern  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Critical response to Ishmael Reed.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607173022
Named Person: Ishmael Reed; Ishmael Reed; Ishmael Reed; Ishmael Reed
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Dick; Pavel Zemliansky
ISBN: 0313300259 9780313300257
OCLC Number: 39713277
Description: xxxix, 261 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. 1960s --
Book reviews general : The free-lance pallbearers / Kenneth Kinnamon (1967) review --
Ishmael Reed's The free-lance pallbearers or the dialectics of shit / Michel Fabre (1977) article --
From Books : new Black writers / Irving Howe (1969) review --
From Books in black / Ishmael Reed (1970) letter to editor --
Irving Howe replies / Irving Howe(1970) letter to the editor --
Postmodernist rhetoric in Ishmael Reed's Yellow back radio broke-down / Michel Fabre (1982) article--
Part II. 1970s --
Mumbo jumbo (1972) : Part vision, part satire, part farce, part funeral / Alan Friedman (1972) review --
The Black roots are back / Lorenzo Thomas (1973) review --
Nature as sacred text : an ecocritical reading of Mumbo jumbo / Lisa Slappey (1998) article --
Blacking the zero : toward a semiotics of neo-hoodoo / Robert Elliot Fox (1984) article --
A bird's eye view : Ishmael Reed's unsettling of the score by munching and mooching on the Mumbo jumbo work of history / Mark Shadle (1986) article --
Neo-hoodoo ; the experimental fiction of Ishmael Reed / Neil Schmitz (1974) article --
Recent fiction : The last days of Louisiana Red / Barbara Smith (1974) review --
Two crowns of Thoth : a study of Ishmael Reed's The last days of Louisiana Red / Lorenzo Thomas (1976) article --
The freelance pallbearer confronts the terrible threes : Ishamel Reed and the new Black aesthetic critics / Reginald Martin (1987) article --
Ishamel Reed : Flight to Canada / Joe David Bellamy (1976) review --
Flight to Canada / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (1978) review --
A fantasia on Black suffering / Edmund White (1987) review --
From the shadows / Greil Marcus (1976) review --
I'll fly away : Ishmael Reed refashions the slave narrative and takes it on a Flight to Canada / Janet Kemper Beck (1998) article --
Heading them off at the pass / Peter Nazareth (1986) article --
Part III. 1980s --
The terrible twos / Peter Nazareth (1983) review --
Call him Ishmael --
he's still a good Reed / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (1983) review --
Ishmael Reed's multicultural aesthetic / Jerome Klinkowitz (1985) article --
Gallery of the repellent / Michiko Kakutani (1986) review --
Ishmael Reed's rhetorical turn : uses of "signifying" in Reckless eyeballing / Daniel Punday (1992) article --
Female troubles : Ishmael Reed's tunnel vision / Michele Wallace (1986) article --
The terrible threes / Peter Nazareth (1990) review --
Still subverting the culture / Gerald Early (1989) review --
Part IV. 1990s --
Japanese by Spring / Peter Nazareth (1993) review --
Clever satire, inspired nonsense / Merle Rubin (1993) review --
The improvisations of an "Ethnic gate crasher" / Joye Mercer (1993) interview --
The resurrection of Olodumare : Ishmael Reed's vision of renewal in Japanese by Spring / Leon Lewis (1998) article --
Post-modern realism : Ishmael Reed and Japanese by Spring / Mark Vogel (1998) article --
The next round : Ishmael Reed's battles in the 1980s and 1990s / Darryl Dickson-Carr (1998) article --
Overview --
A conversation with Ishmael Reed / Bruce Dick (1997) interview.
Series Title: Critical responses in arts and letters, no. 31.
Responsibility: edited by Bruce Allen Dick with the assistance of Pavel Zemliansky.
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