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Ishmael Reed
 

Selected Bibliography
Anthologies by Ishmael Reed

Before Columbus Foundation Fiction Anthology: Selections from the American Book Awards 1980-1990

Multi America: Essays on Cultural Wars and Cultural peace, Heath Anthology, 1997

Essays and Non Fiction
The Rise and fall of . . ? Adam Clayton Powell (as Emmett Coleman) (1967)

Where Is Vietnam? American Poets Respond (contributing editor), Walter Lowenfels, ed. (1967)

Shrovetide In Old New Orleans, Doubleday, 1978

Califia, ed. 1979

The Ace Booms, 1980

God Made Alaska For The Indians, Garland, 1982

Points of View, 1988

Writing and Fighting: Thirty-Seven Years of Boxing on Paper, 1988.1st.ed

Writing and Fighting: Thirty-Seven Years of Boxing on Paper, Atheneum, 1989

Tell My Horse: Voodoo and Life in Haiti and Jamaica, 1990?

Airing Dirty Laundry, Addison-Wesley, 1993

Conversations with Ishmael Reed, ed. Amritjit Singh and Bruce Dick, 1995

Oakland Rhapsody: The Secret Soul Of An American Downtown.
Introduction and Commentary by Ishmael Reed, photographs by Richard Nagler, Berkeley: North Atlantic Books, 1995

Blues City: A Walk in Oakland, 2003

Another Day at the Front: Dispatches From the Race War, 2003

Plays
C Above C Above High C, 1997

The Preacher and the Rapper, 1995

Hubba City, 1994

Hubba City, 1989

Savage Wilds, 1990

Mother Hubbard --- Formerly: Hell Hath No Fury, 1982

The Ace Boons, 1980

Mother Hubbard, 1979

Editorial Work
Editor

Multi America: Essays on Cultural Wars and Cultural Peace, Viking, 1997

General Editor
Native American Literature:
A Brief Introduction and Anthology, Harper Collins Literary Mosaic Series, Gerald Vizenor, ed.1995

Hispanic American Literature:
A Brief Introduction and Anthology, Nicolas Kanellos, ed.1995

Asian American Literature:
A Brief Introduction and Anthology, Shawn Wong, ed. 1996

African American Literature:
A Brief Introduction and Anthology, Al Young, ed.1996

The Before Columbus Poetry Anthology, W.W. Norton, 1991

The Before Columbus Foundation Prose Anthology, W.W. Norton, 1991

Califia: The California Poetry, Yellow Bird Books,1978  (Y'bird Books)

19 Necromancers From Now, Doubleday, 1970

The Rise, Fall, And . . . ? of Adam Clayton Powell, Bee-Line Books, 1967

Magazine editor
1972-present

Konch (http://www.ishmaelreedpub.com)

Quilt: Volumes 1-3

Y'bird: 1972-1976

Yardbird Reader: Volumes 1-5

Collected works
The Reed Reader.
Notes: Basic Books, 2000. Includes a new introduction by Reed, excerpts from all of his novels, selected essays, selected published and unpublished poetry, and two plays, Hubba City and The Preacher and the Rapper.

Literary Criticism
Books: Founders Library
The Black Aesthetic Movement. Jeffrey Louis Decker, ed. Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Co., 1991. Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Gen. Coll. MB B558 Series: Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series; v. 8.
Note: The Black Aesthetic Movement / Black Arts Movement, 1960s - 1970s
Subjects:
The Black Aesthetic: background. --
Amiri Baraka [Leroi Jones] 1934-. -- Haki R. Madhubuti [Don L. Lee}
Baraka, Imamu Amiri, aka. Leroy Jones. 1934-
Madhubuti, Haki R.,  (Don L. Lee) 1942-
Sanchez, Sonia, 1934-
Reed, Ishmael, 1938-
American literature -- African American authors -- 1960-1975.
Black Women authors -- 1960-1975.
Aesthetics, Black.
Alt author Decker, Jeffrey Louis.

McGee, Patrick.
Ishmael Reed and the Ends of Race. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1st ed. 1997. UGL Auxiliary Coll. PS3568.E365 Z8 1997 
Subjects:
Reed, Ishmael, 1938- -- Political and social views.
Reed, Ishmael, 1938- -- Aesthetics.
Race in literature.
African Americans in literature.
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African American aesthetics.

Settle, Elizabeth A. & Thomas A Settle
Ishmael Reed, a Primary and Secondary Bibliography.  Boston, Mass. G.K. Hall, c1982. Founders Library PS3568 E365 Z96 1982

Subjects:
Reed, Ishmael, 1938- -- Bibliography.

Dick, Bruce and Amritjit Singh editors
Conversations with Ishmael Reed. Founders Library PS3568.E365 Z462 1995 
Moorland-S, Gen. Coll. M818.54 R525co 1995

Subjects:
Reed, Ishmael, 1938- -- Interviews.
African American authors -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Alt author Dick, Bruce, 1953-
Singh, Amritjit.

Fox, Robert Elliot, 1944-
Conscientious sorcerers: the Black postmodernist fiction of Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, and Samuel R. Delany / Robert Elliot Fox. New York: Greenwood Press, Founders Library PS153 N5 F69 1987

Subjects:
Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Reed, Ishmael, 1938- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Delany, Samuel R. -- Criticism and interpretation. 
American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.

Dick, Bruce Allen, editor, with assistance of Pavel Zemliansky
The critical response to Ishmael Reed. Founders Library PS3568.E365 Z63 1999

Subjects:
Reed, Ishmael, 1938- -- Criticism and interpretation.
African Americans in literature.
Alt author Dick, Bruce, 1953-
Zemliansky, Pavel.

Martin, Reginald, 1956-
Ishmael Reed and the New Black Aesthetic. Founders Library PS3568 E365 Z78 1988

Subjects:
Reed, Ishmael, 1938- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Reed, Ishmael, 1938- -- Aesthetics.
African Americans -- Aesthetics.
African Americans in literature.
Criticism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

Reference Books: Founders
Smith, Rochelle and SharonJones. Prentice Hall Anthology of African America Literature. 2000. Founders Library, P. 989-901. Ref PS 508 N3 P74 2000.

Afro-American Writing. 1985, Founders Library, P. 687. Ref PS 508 N3 A37 1985.

Long, Richard and Collier, Eugenia.
The Norton Anthology of African-American Literature, 1997, P. 2285. REF 508 N3 N67 1997.

Nelson, Emmanuel.
Contemporary African American Novelists, 1999, P. 391-400. REF PS 374 N4 C658

Pettis, Joyce.
African American Poets: Lives, Works and Sources, 2002, P. 279-283. REF PS 153 N5 P48

Andrew, Foster and Harris.
The Oxford Companion to African American Literature. 1997, P.624-626.REF PS 153N5 O96

Magill, Frank N.
Masterplots II: African American Literature Series, V3, 1994,  P. 418. REF 153 N5 M 2645

Harlem Renaissance:
A Gale Critical Companion. 2003, P. 620. REF PS 153 N5 H245

Smith, Valerie.
African American Writers, V. 2. 2001, P. 629-650. REF PS 153 N5 A 344

Bokinsky, Caroline G.
"Ishmael Reed." Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 5, American Poets since World War II, Part 2: L-Z. Pp. 180-184. PS21D542 V.5

Duff, Gerald.
"Ishmael Reed." Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 2, American Novelists since World War II. Pp. 417-422. PS21D542 V.2

Gates, Henry Louis.
"Ishmael Reed." Dictionary of Literary Biography. Volume 33, Afro-American Fiction Writers after 1955. Pp. 219-232. PS21D542 V.33

"Reed, Ishmael." Current Biography Yearbook, 1986 - 2003 Pp. 454-458. CT100 C8

Critical Essays: Academic Journals
Founders Library
Conjuring the Mysteries of Slavery: Voodoo, Fetishism, and Stereotype in Ishmael Reed's Flight to Canada By: Carpio, Glenda R.. American Literature, Sep 2005, Vol. 77 Issue 3, p563-589, 27p; (AN 18055248)

Racial Discourse and Black-Japanese Dynamics in Ishmael Reed's Japanese by Spring. By: Anderson, Crystal S.. MELUS, Fall/Winter 2004, Vol. 29 Issue 3/4, p379-396, 18p; (AN 15872655)

"Flight to Canada" via Buffalo: Ishmael Reed's Parody of Local History. By: Velikova, Roumiana. ANQ, Fall 2004, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p37-44, 8p; (AN 14523337)

Looking for Jimmy Baldwin: Sex, Privacy, and Black Nationalist Fevor. By: Field, Douglas. Callaloo, Spring 2004, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p457-480, 24p; (AN 13364866)

Slave Cyboros and the Black Infovirus: Ishmael Reed's Cybernetic Aesthetics. By: Chaney, Michael A.. Modern Fiction Studies, Summer 2003, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p261-283, 23p; (AN 11775631)

Crossing Western Space, or the hoodoo Detective on the Boundary in Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo. By: Swope, Richard. African American Review, Winter 2002, Vol. 36 Issue 4, p611, 18p; (AN 8966000)

"We will make our own future Text": Allegory, Iconoclasm, and Reverence in Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo. By: Harde, Roxanne. Critique, Jun 2002, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p361, 17p; (AN 7254255)

Campus Xenophobia and the Multicultural Project: Ethical Criticism and Ishmael Reed's Japanese by Spring; By: Womack, Kenneth. MELUS, Winter 2001, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p223, 21p; (AN 8972906)

The Realist Trickster as Legba: Howells's Capitalist Critique. By: Ludwig, Sami. Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, Mar 2001, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p173, 12p; (AN 5489154)

The Critical Reception of Ishmael Reed. By: Mvuyekure, Pierre-Damien. Modern Fiction Studies, Winter 2000, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p979, 5p; (AN 4053798)

The Reed Reader (Book Review). By: Stewart, Anthony. Dalhousie Review, Spring 2000, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p137, 2p; (AN 4574070)

Dancing to the Typewriter: Rewriting and Cultural Appropriation in  Flight to Canada. By: Moraru, Christian. Critique, Winter 2000, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p99, 15p; (AN 2622129)

Oscar Hijuelos's The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo, and... By: Elias, Amy. Critique, Winter 2000, Vol. 41 Issue 2, p115, 14p; (AN 2622130)

Book reviews. By: Oh, Seiwoong. Amerasia Journal, 1998, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p249, 3p; (AN 1753178)

Ishmael Reed's Inductive Narratology of Detection. By: Ludwig, Sami. African American Review, Fall 98, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p435, 10p; (AN 1255532)

Two African Americans Receive MacArthur Fellowships. Negro History Bulletin, Apr-Jun 98, Vol. 61 Issue 2, p3, 1/7p; (AN 1344718)

Monkey kings and mojo: Postmodern ethnic humor in Kingston, Reed, and Vezenor. By: Lowe, John. MELUS, Winter 96, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p103, 24p; (AN 9705153918)

Laughter and identity in Ishmael Reed's MumboJumbo. By: Jessee, Sharon A.. MELUS, Winter 96, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p127, 13p; (AN 9705153921)

The North American novel in the United States: Ishmael Reed's Canada. By: Cote, Jean-Fracois. Canadian Review of American Studies, Autumn 96, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p469, 12p; (AN 9707310627)

Strange history. Complicated, too': Ishmael Reed's... By Davis, Matthew R.. Mississippi Quarterly, Fall 96, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p744, 11p; (AN 9705071645)

Images of subversion: Ishmael Reed and the hoodoo trickster. By: Lindroth, James. African American Review, Summer 96, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p185, 12p; (AN 9607251530)

Afro - American, the Before Columbus Foundation and the literary multiculturalization of America.  By: Lee, A. Robert. Journal of American Studies, Dec 94, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p433, 18p; (AN 9501280006)

An interview with Ishmael Reed. By: Zamir, Shamoon. Callaloo, Fall 94, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p1130, 28p, 1bw; (AN 9501304087)

Savage Wilds. By: Reed, Ishmael. Callaloo, Fall 94, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p1158, 46p; (AN 9501304089)

The artist as prophet, priest and gunslinger. By: Zamir, Shamoon. Callaloo, Fall 94, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p1205, 31p; (AN 9501304091)

What if I write circuses? By: Cowley, Julian. Callaloo, Fall 94, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p1236, 9p; (AN 9501304093)

Mercer, Joye. "The Improvisations of an 'Ethnic Gate Crasher'." The Chronicle of Higher Education. February 17, 1993. Pp. A5.

Nelson, Jill. "Fighting Words." New York Times Book Review. February 13, 1994.

Polak, Maralyn Lois. "Interview." Philadelphia Inquirer.

Book Reviews:
Founders Library

Book reviews. By: Byrne, Jack. Review of Contemporary Fiction, Summer 94, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p227, 2p; (AN 9502073934)

Reviews. By: Kato, Tsunehiko. MELUS, Winter 93/94, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p125, 3p; (AN 9411156515)

Book reviews. By: Byrne, Jack. Review of Contemporary Fiction, Fall 93, Vol. 13 Issue 3, p210, 2p; (AN 9401201030)

'A man is his gris-gris': Cultural slavery, literary emancipation and Ishmael Reed's Flight to... By: Walsh, Richard. Journal of American Studies, Apr 93, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p57, 15p; (AN 9306235109)

African American deconstruction of the novel in the work... By: Weixlmann, Joe. MELUS, Winter 91/92, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p57, 23p; (AN 9601294363)

The limbs of Osiris: Reed's Mumbo Jumbo and Hollywood's...  By: Johnson, Carol Siri. MELUS, Winter 91/92, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p105, 11p; (AN 9601294369)

Genopsycholinguisticide and the lnaguage theme in African-American fiction. By: Gilyard, K.. College English, Nov 90, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p776, 11p; (AN 9011190742)

Reviews. By: Graham, Maryemma. Black American Literature Forum, Fall 90, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p590, 4p; (AN 9710142903)

Ishmael Reed, Chattanooga, and the Creative Process. By: McClary, Ben Harris. ANQ, Apr 88, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p63, 3p; (AN 8672663)

Conscientious Sorcerers (Book). American Literature, Dec 87, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p713, 1/6p; (AN 10068563)

Reed's Mumbo Jumbo.  By: Martin, Reginald. Explicator, Winter 86, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p55, 2p; (AN 7087343)

Reed's The Last Days of Louisiana Red.  By: Kunkel, Francis L. Explicator, Summer 83, Vol. 41 Issue 4, p58, 2p; (AN 7083260)

Califia (Book Review). By: Contoski, Victor. Library Journal, 10/1/79, Vol. 104 Issue 17, p2103, 2p; (AN 5678159)

 
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