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WRITIN' IS FIGHTIN'.

Reed, Ishmael.

ISBN 10: 0689119755 / ISBN 13: 9780689119750
Published by ATHENEUM. NY 1988, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author on the half-title page. Very close to fine in a fine dj. (Barely discernable trace of foxing at edges) Essays on boxing.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 13418

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Title: WRITIN' IS FIGHTIN'.

Publisher: ATHENEUM. NY 1988

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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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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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.
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