Chapter 41. Ishmael Reed: American Iconoclast

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. Darryl Dickson-Carr Associate Professor

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch41

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

Dickson-Carr, D. (2009) Ishmael Reed: American Iconoclast, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch41

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • Ishmael Reed - American iconoclast;
  • African American culture - American politics, multiculturalism, and popular culture in United States;
  • For All We Know (2007) by Ishmael Reed Quintet;
  • The Yardbird Reader (1972–6), Y' Bird (1977), Quilt (1981) and Konch (1991–present);
  • Reed - chartering the rise of neo-conservatism in the 1980s;
  • Reed's criticisms of radical feminism;
  • Reed's ideological positions - difficult to determine;
  • Chattanooga, nominated the same year for Pulitzer Prize;
  • Mumbo Jumbo - African Americans in a new cultural phase finding their place by seeking white patronage

Summary

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  • References and Further Reading