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Reckless Eyeballing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Macmillan Pub Co
Publication date July 1, 1988
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780689707285
ISBN-10 0689707282
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $9.00
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Summary
Supported by powerful director Jim Minsk and preeminent playwright Jack Brashford, Ian Ball, a Black southern playwright hated by theater feminists, hopes to redeem himself with a play in which women have all the good parts
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It's the 1980s and the politics of the New York theater scene have taken yet another turn.

Masochism is out and feminism is in, Jews are out and Germans are in, race is out and gender is in, and everyone's fighting (and rewriting) for a piece of the pie. Jewish director Jim Minsk disappears during a trip to the South. Black playwright Ian Ball writes the all-female play Reckless Eyeballing in hopes of getting off the "sex-list." Preeminent playwright Jack Brashford, claiming the Jews stole all his black material, decides to write about Armenians. In the background, an unknown assailant dubbed the "Flower Phantom" runs loose through the city shaving heads of prominent black feminists (to the secret delight of black men).

In this hilarious, devastating, but also deeply sympathetic novel, Ishmael Reed turns characters on the backs, sides, tops and bottoms to expose the multiple hypocrisies at the heart of American culture.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780312665807
 
1 edition from St Martins Pr (March 1, 1986)
9780312665807 | details & prices | 148 pages | List price $12.95
About: Supported by powerful director Jim Minsk and preeminent playwright Jack Brashford, Ian Ball, a Black southern playwright hated by theater feminists, hopes to redeem himself with a play in which women have all the good parts
Paperback
Book cover for 9781564782373
 
from Dalkey Archive Pr (October 1, 2000)
9781564782373 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $11.50
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from Macmillan Pub Co (July 1, 1988)
9780689707285 | details & prices | List price $9.00
About: Supported by powerful director Jim Minsk and preeminent playwright Jack Brashford, Ian Ball, a Black southern playwright hated by theater feminists, hopes to redeem himself with a play in which women have all the good parts

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