The Terrible Fours

By (author): Ishmael Reed

The Terrible Fours


Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Reed is an essayist, a novelist, a poet, and a playwright, having won prizes in all categories. He is the author of Airing Dirty Laundry, Barack Obama and the Jim Crow Media, and Juice, and a former professor at the University of California?Berkeley as well as at Harvard, Yale, and Dartmouth. He lives in Oakland, California.


&#147For half a century, Ishmael Reed?s been American literature?s most fearless satirist, waging a cultural forever war against the media that spans a dozen novels, nine plays and essay collections, and hundreds of poems&#148 The New Yorker

&#147 The Terrible Fours is as funny as Richard Pryor, as sacrilegious as Lenny Bruce and as clever as Mark Twain.&#148 Ron Jacobs Counterpunch

&#147Mr. Reed is as close as we are likely to get to a Garcia Marquez, elaborating his own mythology even as he trashes ours. &#148

&#147 Ishmael Reed is the Charlie Parker of American fiction. &#148 Max Roach

&#147 Reed has an unnerving sense of what will show up on our televisions. He is without a doubt our finest satirist since Twain. &#148 Book World


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208 Pages
8.50in * 5.50in * .60in


June 01, 2021


Baraka Books



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