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Ishmael Reed

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Ishmael Reed 1938 - Bio-Bibliography in Literary Encyclopedia

Biography: An insight into the varied work and interests of Ishmael Reed

The Ishmael Reed Papers 1964 - 1995. University of Delaware Library: Special Collections Department

Ishmael Scott Reed: Born  February 22, 1938: One of Black America's most controversial writers.

About Ishmael Reed's Life and Work: Ishmael Reed is one of the most original and controversial figures in the field of African American letters.

Biography: Reed has taught English and writing at Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth,  University of California at Berkeley among others.

Ishmael Reed Between Amiri Baraka and George S. Schuyler     

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.

Audio Interviews with Ishmael Reed: Ishmael Reed speaks with Don Swaim, 1988.

Interview with Ishmael Reed by Reginald Martin: From "Review of Contemporary Fiction," Summer 1984, Volume 4.2

Jerry Jazz Musician: Ishmael Reed  talks about the city of Oakland, with its complexities -- past and present -- in February, 2004

An Interview with Ishmael Reed: Dyna Crease spoke with Ishmael Reed at  U.C.Berkeley, 2001

Bad Mouth: Interview with Ken Chen

Conversations with Ishmael Reed, edited by Bruce Dick and Amritjit Singh, University Press of Mississippi, 1995

Critical interpretations of Ishmael Reed

Interview with Maralyn Lois Polak, Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Critical Response to Ishmael Reed, Bruce Allen Dick, editor, with Pavel Zemliansky, Greenwood Press, 1999

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