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Product Description: Book by Reed, Ishmael

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9780870231148 | Univ of Massachusetts Pr, June 1, 1972, cover price $8.00 | About this edition: Book by Reed, Ishmael

Private investigator Papa La Bas tries to put an end to the psychological stress threatening human life

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9780394491882, titled "The Last Days of Louisiana Red" | Random House Inc, September 1, 1974, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: Private investigator Papa La Bas tries to put an end to the psychological stress threatening human life

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9781564782366, titled "The Last Days of Louisiana Red" | Dalkey Archive Pr, July 1, 2000, cover price $11.95
9780689707315, titled "The Last Days of Louisiana Red" | Reissue edition (Atheneum, March 1, 1989), cover price $8.95 | About this edition: When Papa LaBas (private eye, noonday HooDoo, and hero of Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo) comes to Berkeley, California, to investigate the mysterious death of Ed Yellings, owner of the Solid Gumbo Works, he finds himself fighting the rising tide of violence propagated by Louisiana Red and those militant opportunists, the Moochers.
9780380007363 | Reissue edition (Avon Books, July 1, 1983), cover price $3.50 | also contains Mejora tu ritmo / Pace Yourself: La Esperada Continuacion De Cambia De Ritmo | About this edition: "The Last Days of Louisiana Redblends paradox, hyperbole, understatement and signifyin' so expertlyyou can almost hear a droll black voice telling the tales as you readit.

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9780931676000 | Yardbird Pub Co, June 1, 1977, cover price $4.95

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Product Description: “Folks. This here is the story of the Loop Garoo Kid. A cowboy so bad he made a working posse of spells phone in sick. A bullwhacker so unfeeling he left the print of winged mice on hides of crawling women. A desperado so onery he made the Pope cry and the most powerful of cattlemen shed his head to the Executioner’s swine...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781564782380 | Dalkey Archive Pr, July 1, 2000, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: “Folks.
9780689708138 | Atheneum, March 1, 1989, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Black and beautiful Loop Garoo Kid performs lariat tricks in a circus, but when they arrive in Yellow Back Radio, they're surprised to find all the adults have been run out of town by the children
9780380017515 | Avon Books, September 1, 1977, cover price $1.95 | also contains Nothing Holy About It: The Zen of Being Just Who You Are | About this edition: “Folks.

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Product Description: Ishmael Reed's electrifying first novel zooms readers off to a land they have never heard of, a crazy, ominous kingdom called HARRY SAM--a never-never land so weirdly out-of-whack that only reality itself could be stranger. Venturing into this risky realm of a thousand contradictions is the quixotic Bukka Doopeyduk, a crusading, liberal fellow who is eager--if not always ready--to face the dangers of life...read more

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9780380326495 | Avon Books, October 1, 1977, cover price $1.75 | About this edition: Ishmael Reed's electrifying first novel zooms readers off to a land they have never heard of, a crazy, ominous kingdom called HARRY SAM--a never-never land so weirdly out-of-whack that only reality itself could be stranger.

A collection of poetry, plays, graphics and short stories that are multicultured, inventive, and imaginative
By Ishmael Reed (editor) and Al Young (editor)

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9780394501598 | Grove Pr, February 1, 1979, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: A collection of poetry, plays, graphics and short stories that are multicultured, inventive, and imaginative

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9780394170411 | Grove Pr, September 1, 1978, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: A collection of poetry, plays, graphics and short stories that are multicultured, inventive, and imaginative

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9780883570579 | Nok Pub Intl, October 1, 1978, cover price $11.95

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9780883570586 | Nok Pub Intl, October 1, 1978, cover price $4.95

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Product Description: Book by
By Ishmael Reed (editor)

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9780931676031 | Yardbird Pub Co, December 1, 1979, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Book by

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9780931676055 | Bookpeople, June 1, 1981, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: Book by

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Product Description: "The Terrible Twos" is a wickedly funny, sharp-edged fictional assault on all those sulky, spoiled naysayers needing instant gratification--Americans. Ishmael Reed's sixth novel depicts a zany, bizarre, and all-too believable future where mankind's fate depends upon St...read more

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9780312791995 | St Martins Pr, May 1, 1982, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: When a 'Boss' tries to buy the exclusive rights to Santa Claus--the 'Bosses' being already in possession of Government and Religion--St.

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9781564782267 | Dalkey Archive Pr, September 1, 1999, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: "The Terrible Twos" is a wickedly funny, sharp-edged fictional assault on all those sulky, spoiled naysayers needing instant gratification--Americans.
9780689707278 | Reissue edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, June 1, 1988), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: When a 'Boss' tries to buy the exclusive rights to Santa Claus--the 'Bosses' being already in possession of Government and Religion--St.

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780312665807 | 1 edition (St Martins Pr, March 1, 1986), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: 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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9781564782373 | Dalkey Archive Pr, October 1, 2000, cover price $11.50 | About this edition: It's the 1980s and the politics of the New York theater scene have taken yet another turn.
9780689707285 | Macmillan Pub Co, July 1, 1988, cover price $9.00 | About this edition: 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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Product Description: Book by Reed, Ishmael

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9780917453076 | Small Pr Distribution, April 1, 1986, cover price $14.00

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9780917453069 | Reissue edition (Bamberger Books, September 1, 1988), cover price $7.00 | About this edition: Book by Reed, Ishmael

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Product Description: Like new used copy
By Ishmael Reed and Al Young (editor)

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9780931676093 | Reed & Cannon Co, January 1, 1987, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Like new used copy

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Product Description: 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...read more

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9780689119750 | Atheneum, July 1, 1988, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A collection of editorials, book reviews, and essays by the noted and often controversial author features his views on 'The Color Purple,' a critique of '1984,' and a study of the dramatist, August Wilson

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9780689707346 | Reprint edition (Atheneum, April 1, 1991), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: 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.

Poems deal with urban life, gangsters, dreams, religion, the Black experience, music, myth, politics, and history

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9780689120039 | Atheneum, December 1, 1988, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Poems deal with urban life, gangsters, dreams, religion, the Black experience, music, myth, politics, and history

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9780689120046 | Atheneum, October 1, 1989, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Poems deal with urban life, gangsters, dreams, religion, the Black experience, music, myth, politics, and history

Bukka Doopeyduk, a liberal, idealistic young Black, battles the Elks, hippies, cops, and Black Muslims who dwell in the self-destructing kingdom of Harry Sam

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9780689707322 | Macmillan Pub Co, January 1, 1989, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Bukka Doopeyduk, a liberal, idealistic young Black, battles the Elks, hippies, cops, and Black Muslims who dwell in the self-destructing kingdom of Harry Sam

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A comically surreal, bitingly ironic account of the Civil War as seen by three runaway slaves illuminates the political consciences of both blacks and whites through a mixture of history, fantasy, and today's political realities. Reprint. NYT.

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9780684847504 | Reprint edition (Scribner, June 1, 1998), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: A comically surreal, bitingly ironic account of the Civil War as seen by three runaway slaves illuminates the political consciences of both blacks and whites through a mixture of history, fantasy, and today's political realities.
9780689707339 | Reprint edition (Atheneum, September 1, 1989), cover price $11.00 | About this edition: Arthur Swille politicizes, patronizes, and frets on his plantation in Swin'erd, Virginia, while his runaway slave, Raven Quickskill gives poetry readings and abolitionist lectures in Emancipation City, prompting his fellow fugitives to anger, fear, bravery, and betrayal

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Essays deal with Black American art, popular heroes, literature, music, and Mardi Gras

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9780689707292 | Atheneum, November 1, 1989, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Essays deal with Black American art, popular heroes, literature, music, and Mardi Gras

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The author recounts her experiences as an initiate into the voodoo practices of Haiti and Jamaica in the 1930s

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9780060916497 | Reissue edition (Harpercollins, February 1, 1990), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: The author recounts her experiences as an initiate into the voodoo practices of Haiti and Jamaica in the 1930s

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Product Description: With offbeat humor and on-target social criticism, Ishmael Reed presents in The Terrible Threes a vision of America in the not-too-distant future, a portrait of a fairy tale gone awry. Opening on Thanksgiving Day in the late 1990s--three years after the former fashion-model president was laughed out of office for admitting that Saint Nicholas knew more about the workings of the executive branch than he did--the White House is implicated in a plot to rid America of its surplus people and the Third World of its nuclear weapons...read more

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9781564782243 | Dalkey Archive Pr, September 1, 1999, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: With offbeat humor and on-target social criticism, Ishmael Reed presents in The Terrible Threes a vision of America in the not-too-distant future, a portrait of a fairy tale gone awry.
9780689121166 | Reprint edition (Atheneum, April 1, 1991), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Depicts a futuristic America where a lame-duck president leaves office and the White House devises a plan to get rid of surplus citizens

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Presents a decade's worth of work by such writers as James Welch, Kay Boyle, Toni Morrison, Frank Chin, Sandra Cisneros, and Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn

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9780393030556 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 1992, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Presents a decade's worth of work by such writers as James Welch, Kay Boyle, Toni Morrison, Frank Chin, Sandra Cisneros, and Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn

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9780393308327 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 1992, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Presents a decade's worth of work by such writers as James Welch, Kay Boyle, Toni Morrison, Frank Chin, Sandra Cisneros, and Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn

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Collects the poetry from the last decade of American Book Awards that best reflects the multicultural interests and accomplishments in American literature

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9780393030563 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 1992, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Collects the poetry from the last decade of American Book Awards that best reflects the multicultural interests and accomplishments in American literature

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9780393308334 | W W Norton & Co Inc, January 1, 1992, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Collects the poetry from the last decade of American Book Awards that best reflects the multicultural interests and accomplishments in American literature

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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.

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9780689120725 | Atheneum, February 1, 1993, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: 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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9780140255850 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, August 1, 1996), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: 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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9780935061536 | Contemporary Research Pr, October 1, 1993, cover price $10.95

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