WRITIN' IS FIGHTIN': Thirty-seven Years of Boxing on Paper

Reed, Ishmael

Published by New York: Atheneum, 1988. dj
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Provocative essays and reviews by this African American writer - on Oakland, Christmas, John Edgar Wideman and Soyinka, among other topics. SIGNED twice by the author - on the title page and on the dedication page. 226 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket (tiny previous owner's name, price-clipped.). Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: 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

From Publishers Weekly: 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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Title: WRITIN' IS FIGHTIN': Thirty-seven Years of ...
Publisher: New York: Atheneum, 1988. dj

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