Mixing It Up: Taking On the Media Bullies and Other Reflections

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Da Capo Press, Jul 8, 2008 - Literary Collections - 464 pages
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A new collection of essays first published in The New York Times and Playboy. Reed tackles subjects including Oakland, eugenics, and domestic violence,

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Mixing It Up: Taking On the Media Bullies and Other Reflections

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Reed (Reckless Eyeballing), an important novelist, poet, playwright, and critic of American society, has never been afraid of a fight and has taken on many contenders. This book collects his ... Read full review


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Charles Chesnutt
Miles Davis
A Playwright of the Blues
Was a Victim of Unfair Lending Practices
Assisted Homicide in Oakland
The Last Days of Black Harlem
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ISHMAEL REED is author of six books of poetry, one opera libretto in verse, six plays, four books of essays and nine novels, and is the editor of numerous anthologies and magazines. His poetry collaborations with musicians have resulted in three CD collections recently reissued by Rounder Records, and the forthcoming "Conjure III" from Blue Note. He has been awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, and has been a Pulitzer Prize nominee in poetry and a National Book Award finalist in both poetry and fiction. In 2001, he received a Chancellor's Award for Community Service from the University of California at Berkeley, where he has taught since 1969. In 2003, he received the Otto Award for Political Theater, and in 2004, he received the Robert Hirsch
Award from the Los Angeles Times.

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