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Collects American poetry divided into sections such as nature, family, and politics, by individuals including Bessie Smith, Langston Hughes, Agha Shahid Ali, Marianne Moore, Tupac Shakur, Russell Leong, and Ernesto Trejo. (view table of contents)
By Ishmael Reed (editor)

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9781560255000 | Thunder''s Mouth Pr, January 1, 2003, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Collects American poetry divided into sections such as nature, family, and politics, by individuals including Bessie Smith, Langston Hughes, Agha Shahid Ali, Marianne Moore, Tupac Shakur, Russell Leong, and Ernesto Trejo.

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A collection of essays by the author of Airing Dirty Laundry is a social criticism of the perpetuators of what he identifies as America's war on the black population, citing historical and ongoing conflicts while noting areas of responsibility in governmental, media, and public arenas. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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9780465068913 | Basic Books, December 1, 2002, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Offers a collection of seventeen essays, book reviews, and profiles addressing racial attitudes in American society.

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9780465068920 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, January 7, 2004), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Offers a collection of seventeen essays, book reviews, and profiles addressing racial attitudes in American society.

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An extensive multicultural anthology showcases poets from all walks of life, including Gertrude Stein, Ai, Bessie Smith, Askia Toure, and Ernest Hemingway, and covers American poetry from its pre-Columbian beginnings to the hip hop lyricists of today. Original.
By Ishmael Reed (editor)

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9781560254584, titled "From Totems to Hip-hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas 1900-2002" | Da Capo Pr, December 30, 2002, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Collects American poetry divided into sections such as nature, family, and politics, by individuals including Bessie Smith, Langston Hughes, Agha Shahid Ali, Marianne Moore, Tupac Shakur, Russell Leong, and Ernesto Trejo.
9789990045666 | Pub Group West, December 1, 2002, cover price $0.02

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Jazz, voodoo, the Cotton Club, gangster, bootleggers, black mysticism, it's a kaleidoscopic view of Harlem in the 1920s. Dave Adams (Mojo) plays the voodoo detective, Papa LaBas. In 3D sound, with a cast of thirty actors: Black, White, Chinese, Latino, African, Haitian, you name it. Awesome with headphones. 2.5 hours. 2CDs

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9780385056755 | Doubleday, August 1, 1972, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: Jazz, voodoo, the Cotton Club, gangster, bootleggers, black mysticism, it's a kaleidoscopic view of Harlem in the 1920s.

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9780684824772 | Scribner, June 1, 1996, cover price $16.00
9780689707308 | Atheneum, cover price $11.00 | About this edition: This novel examines the African-American culture and its deflation

Product Description: African-American, Irish, Italian, European, and Native American perspectives on race are all included in a collection of essays by such writers as Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka, Frank Chin, and others who argue that the image of a black-white conflict is obsolete...read more
By Ishmael Reed (editor)

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9780788197499, titled "Multi-America: Essays on Cultural Wars & Cultural Peace" | Reprint edition (Diane Pub Co, May 1, 2001), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: African-American, Irish, Italian, European, and Native American perspectives on race are all included in a collection of essays by such writers as Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka, Frank Chin, and others who argue that the image of a black-white conflict is obsolete.
9780670867530 | Viking Pr, March 1, 1997, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A broad range of perspectives on race is included in a collection of essays by such writers as Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka, Frank Chin, and others who argue that the image of a black-white conflict is obsolete

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9780140259124 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, February 1, 1998), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A broad range of perspectives on race is included in a collection of essays by such writers as Toni Morrison, Amiri Baraka, Frank Chin, and others who argue that the image of a Black-white conflict is obsolete

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One of the nation's premier African-American writers serves up a trenchant, witty, politically charged, satirical collection of stories, poems, and essays. Reprint. 20,000 first printing. (view table of contents)

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9780465068937 | Basic Books, April 1, 2000, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: One of the nation's premier African American writers serves up a trenchant, witty, politically charged, satirical collection of stories, poems, and essays.

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9780465068944 | Basic Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: One of the nation's premier African-American writers serves up a trenchant, witty, politically charged, satirical collection of stories, poems, and essays.

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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

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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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 the crazy, ominous kingdom of HARRY SAM a miserable and dangerous place ruled for thirty years by Harry Sam, a former used car salesman who wields his power from his bathroom throne...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781564782250 | Dalkey Archive Pr, September 1, 1999, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: Ishmael Reed's electrifying first novel zooms readers off to the crazy, ominous kingdom of HARRY SAM a miserable and dangerous place ruled for thirty years by Harry Sam, a former used car salesman who wields his power from his bathroom throne.

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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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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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An anthology of the finest erotic writings by African Americans collects the most passionate, disturbing, and revealing sensual perspectives, drawing heavily on the multifarious strains of the black experience, with work from seasoned and new writers alike. Original. 20,000 first printing.

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9780312198503 | Griffin, February 1, 1999, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A collection of African American erotic literature includes poetry, fiction, and essays by such authors as Ntozake Shange, Lenard D.

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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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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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Product Description: As a fiercely independent thinker, Ishmael Reed, author of Mumbo Jumbo, Flight to Canada, Reckless Eyeballing, and other works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, is often in conflict with the culture that appears to have a compulsive need to cage its artists and intellectuals in worn-out cliches and labels...read more

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9780878058143 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, January 1, 1996, cover price $46.00 | About this edition: As a fiercely independent thinker, Ishmael Reed, author of Mumbo Jumbo, Flight to Canada, Reckless Eyeballing, and other works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, is often in conflict with the culture that appears to have a compulsive need to cage its artists and intellectuals in worn-out cliches and labels.
9780030178115, titled "The People's Chronology: A Year-By-Year Record of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present" | Harcourt School, July 1, 1979, cover price $27.95 | also contains Conversations With Ishmael Reed, The People''s Chronology: A Year-By-Year Record of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present | About this edition: Now in paperback and updated through 1993, the ever-popular People's Chronology presents more than 35,000 entries that chronicle the major historical events in 30 categories of human endeavor--from art to communications to literature to music to religion to science and more.

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Product Description: Nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, Ishmael Reed now returns with a boisterous and irreverent collection of nonfiction writing. "Always provocative, sometimes infuriating, this collection reminds us that the purpose of art is not to confirm and coddle but to provoke and confront"...read more

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9780201624625 | Perseus Books, October 1, 1993, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The noted African American novelist, poet, and critic discusses Clarence Thomas, Rodney King, Muhammad Ali, and the 'pilloring of black males'

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9780201408324 | Perseus Books, February 1, 1995, cover price $12.00 | About this edition: Nominated for both the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, Ishmael Reed now returns with a boisterous and irreverent collection of nonfiction writing.

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9780935061536 | Contemporary Research Pr, October 1, 1993, cover price $10.95

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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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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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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.

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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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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

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

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