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Japanese by Spring
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin USA
Publication date August 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140255850
ISBN-10 0140255850
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Benjamin 'Chappie: Puttbutt, an African-American professor at the overwhelmingly white Jack London University, suddenly finds himself the academic dean of the school and, drunk with power, sets out to even old scores. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Benjamin "Chappie" Puttbutt, a black juior professor at the overwhelmingly white Jack London College, lusts after tenure and its glorious perks (including a house in the Oakland Hills). He spends most of his time trying to divine the ideological climate of the school and obligingly adapting his beliefs to it. When Puttbutt's mysterious Japanese tutor, who promises to teach him Japanese by spring, suddenly becomes the school's new president and appoints Puttbutt as academic dean, the fun really begins—for Puttbutt sets out to stir things up and settle old scores.

Turning every contemporary political and social movement on its head—from feminism to nationalism to jingoism—this boistrois and irreverent novel manages to be by turns hilarious and totally serious.

"One of the funniest satires of university politics I've ever read. Ishmael Reed is funnier than Norman Mailer or Gore Vidal." —Leslie Marmon Silko

"Reed is, as always, an American original; a wiseguy whose wisdom is the real thing," —The Boston Sunday Globe



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780689120725
 
from Atheneum (February 1, 1993)
9780689120725 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $20.00
About: Chappie Puttbutt, a Black professor at the overwhelmingly white Jack London University, finds himself the head of his department and, drunk with power, sets out to settle old scores
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140255850
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (August 1, 1996)
9780140255850 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Chappie Puttbutt, a Black professor at the overwhelmingly white Jack London University, finds himself the head of his department and, drunk with power, sets out to settle old scores

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