Flight to Canada: A Novel
Brilliantly portrayed by a novelist with "a talent for hyperbole and downright yarning unequaled since Mark Twin", (SATURDAY REVIEW), this slave's-eye view of the Civil War exposes America's racial foibles of the past and present with uninhibited humor and panache. "A book that reinvents the particulars of slavery in America with comic rage".--THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW.Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
|Grouped Work ID||de9054ab-71a0-6fea-a99a-a55684ef79c4|
|Grouping Title||flight to canada|
|Grouping Author||reed ishmael|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-06-05 22:43:26PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-06-04 23:54:31PM|
|author||Reed, Ishmael, 1938-|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
Ishmael Reed's parody of slave narrativesthe classical literature of the African American traditionwhich redefined the neo-slave genre and launched a lucrative academic industrySome 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 Warera 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.
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|subject_facet||United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Fiction|
|title_display||Flight to Canada|
Flight to Canada / Ishmael Reed
Flight to Canada A Novel
|title_short||Flight to Canada|