Flight to Canada

A Novel

Ishmael Reed

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Ishmael Reed's parody of slave narratives-the classical literature of the African American tradition-which redefined the neo-slave genre and launched a lucrative academic industry
Some parodies are as necessary as the books they answer. Such is the case with Flight to Canada, Ishmael Reed's scathing, offbeat response to conventional anti-slavery novels such as Uncle Tom's Cabin. Though Flight to Canada has been classified by some as a "post race" novel, the villains and the heroes are clear. Three slaves are on the run from the Swille plantation. Among them, the most hotly pursued is Raven Quickskill, a poet who seeks freedom in Canada, and ultimately hopes to return and liberate others. But this particular Civil War-era landscape is littered with modern elements, from Xerox copiers to airplanes, and freely reimagines historic figures as sacred as Abraham Lincoln. A comedy flashing with insight, Flight to Canada poses serious questions about history and the complex ways that race relations in America are shaped by the past. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Ishmael Reed including rare images of the author.

“A great writer.” —James Baldwin
“A demonized Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a book that reinvents the particulars of slavery in America with comic rage.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Brilliant, outrageous, stunning. . . . A talent for hyperbole and downright yarning unequaled since Mark Twain.” —Saturday Review
“Reed is an expert stylist with a fine sense of timing . . . [Flight to Canada] has a sassy swagger as well as its own inner logic.” —Kirkus Reviews

Ishmael Reed (b. 1938) is an acclaimed multifaceted writer whose work often engages with overlooked aspects of the American experience. He has published ten novels, including Flight to Canada and Mumbo Jumbo, as well as plays and collections of essays and poetry. He was nominated for a National Book Award in both poetry and prose in 1972. Conjure (1972), a volume of poetry, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and his New and Collected Poems: 1964-2006 (2007) received a Gold Medal from the Commonwealth Club of California. Reed has also received a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Blues Song Writer of the Year award from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame, a Rosenthal Family Foundation Award from the National Institute for Arts and Letters, and a MacArthur Fellowship. Reed taught at the University of California, Berkeley, for thirty-five years and currently lives in Oakland, California.

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Erscheinungsdatum 29.01.2013
Verlag Open Road Media
Seitenzahl 173 (Printausgabe)
Dateigröße 3082 KB
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781453287989

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