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Writin' is fightin'

Reed, Ishmael

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ISBN 10: 0689119755 / ISBN 13: 9780689119750
Editorial: Atheneum, New York, 1988
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226p., first edition, inscribed and signed by Reed on the half-title page, very good condition in like dj (not price clipped). A collection of short essays by "probably the best black writer in America today" (VILLAGE VOICE). N° de ref. de la librería 10762

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Título: Writin' is fightin'

Editorial: Atheneum, New York

Año de publicación: 1988

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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This gathering of Ishmael Reed's essays, book reviews, and editorials brings us into the ring of debate where Reed boxes his best match against American culture. The champion of controversy challenges the arts as he see them, both from the inside and from his armchair and theater seat. He makes clear his highly publicized views on Steven Spielberg and "The Color Purple" and offers a fascinating critique of George Orwell's "1984" as well as a new look at playwright August Wilson. Reed moves in on the very premises of popular opinion to discuss society as he knows it: the state of black literature, illiteracy, black identity and the media, cultural pluralism and the modern political system. Provocative, often outrageous - always thoughtful - Reed's essays demand our attention, and even his arch detractors take up his challenge, conceding that his is a voice that must be heard. Assaulting the social, political, and artistic ills of our times, this is Ishmael Reed at his best.

From Publishers Weekly:

Novelist-playwright Reed's latest collection of essays and reviews lives up to its title. He laments Jesse Jackson's "Hymietown" remarks but measures it against racist slurs made by government officials. He pummels the "literary-industrial complex" for ignoring writing by nonwhites; argues that Orwell's 1984 could apply to capitalism as well as communism; and exposes underlying racist attitudes in the liberal press, on television newscasts, in city politics and schools. Sharp-edged satires condemn South Africa's Afrikaner regime and the Bernhard Goetz "subway vigilante" trial. Reed examines the incomprehension faced by Afro-American and African playwrights in the U.S. and discusses boxer Joe Louis, the film The Color Purple, Asian-American communities and why the Soviets allow Saint Nicholas to remain a symbol of Christmas. Solid, punchy and provocative, these 19 forceful essays represent a departure from the jazzy, rambling style of Reed's earlier books.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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