Quilt, Volume 5

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Ishmael Reed, Al Young
I. Reed, 1986 - American literature - 184 pages

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Contents

People I Have Met in the Theater Adrienne Kennedy
1
Black HolesVerna Allee
36
Three Ways To Skin a CatVerna Allee
37
Holy WeekKaren Boadiba
38
Excerpts from Stagolees MemoirsCecil Brown
41
We Are in TroubleCecil Brown
46
Thoughts Written Down After Thinking About My GrandmothervCecil Brown
48
From Unemployment to DeploymentCecil B rown
51
Man and WomanThomas Parkinson
133
Patria Me aThomas Parkinson
135
Interview with Alfred Perkinslshmael Reed
138
BombshellTamar Perla
164
Lost Supper Phillips
165
The Haunted StoryTennessee Reed
168
Lighting the Embers for D Kaminskie Carol Simone
169
Are You Sure Youre StudyingJulia Terr
170

Greeting from the Other Side of the Wall Cecil Brown
53
Alice Phillis Wheatly Walker from Jaws to BarracudasCecil Brown
55
DrawingEvany Zirul
57
From the Chinaman Year of the Dragon to the Fake Year of the DragonFrank Chin
58
RememberingNaponisha Davis
72
The Man of Letters Barcelona 1954
129
Jes Lak KerouacAX Young
174
In Memory of ForgettingCyn Zarco
178
AJ R Cyn Zarco
179
Zelda and the SafecrackerCyn Zarco
181
Contributors
183
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About the author (1986)

Poet and novelist Ismael Reed was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on February 22, 1938 and grew up in Buffalo, New York. After attending the State University of New York at Buffalo, he moved to New York City, where he became a co-founder of the East Village Other, a journal of experimental writing. From New York, he moved to Berkeley, California, and started the Yardbird Publishing Company. Reed's fiction draws upon myth, magic, and ritual to produce a literature that attempts to be larger than life. He has been called an ironist, whose explorations of United States history in general and African American history in particular reveal deep scars in the culture that no amount of technology can heal. Reed tries to incorporate multimedia and nonlinear techniques into his writing style. He has defended his eclectic techniques with spirit, however: "Many people call my fiction muddled, crazy, incoherent because I've attempted in fiction the techniques and forms painters, dancers, film makers, musicians in the West have taken for granted for at least 50 years, and the artists of many other cultures, for thousands of years." His other published books include: six collections of poetry, including: New and Collected Poems, 1964-2007; eight collections of essays, most recently Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media: The Return of the Nigger Breakers (2010); Gethsemane Park; The Reed Reader (2000); Blues City: A Walk in Oakland (2003); and six plays, collected by Dalkey Archive Press as Ishmael Reed, The Plays (2009).

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