Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down

Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down

by Ishmael Reed

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Overview

And so begins the HooDoo Western by Ishmael Reed, author of Mumbo Jumbo and one of America's most innovative and celebrated writers. Reed demolishes white American history and folklore as well as Christian myth in this masterful satire of contemporary American life.

In addition to the black, satanic Loop Garoo Kid, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down features Drag Gibson (a rich, slovenly cattleman), Mustache Sal (his nymphomaniac mail-order bride), Thomas Jefferson and many others in a hilarious parody of the old Western.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781564787446
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date: 03/01/2000
Series: American Literature (Dalkey Archive)
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 177
File size: 381 KB

About the Author

Ishmael Reed is the author of over twenty-five books—including Mumbo Jumbo, The Last Days of Louisiana Red, Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down and Juice!. He is also a publisher, television producer, songwriter, radio and television commentator, lecturer, and has long been devoted to exploring an alternative black aesthetic: the trickster tradition, or “Neo-Hoodooism” as he calls it. Founder of the Before Columbus Foundation, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley for over thirty years, retiring in 2005. In 2003, he received the coveted Otto Award for political theater.

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Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Yellow Back Radio Broke-Down is a book that reads less like prose and more like poetry-slam. It's whiplash fast, driving you foreward before you even realize where you've been. It's part slang, part pop, part scatting, part minstrel and completely engaging. It doesn't make you think so much as slams you up against thoughts so fast you have to either take them on or die trying to fight them off.