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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 169–192.
Published: 01 November 2002
... , Ted . The History of Jazz . New York: Oxford UP, 1977 . Gover , Robert . “An Interview with Ishmael Reed.” Black American Literature Forum 12 ( 1978 ): 12 –19. Hogue , W. Lawrence . “Historiographic Metafiction and the Celebration of Differences: Ishmael Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo.” Ed...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 151–168.
Published: 01 November 2002
... of black literary intertextuality rather than to map out the specifics of postmodem black fiction; thus, postmodemism in Gates's account works more as an hermeneutic aid than as a periodizing category. But in his chapter on Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo, Gates does make certain gestures toward a...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 510–514.
Published: 01 November 2010
... Dawn, Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo, and Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera. Here Douglas tolentino | unified field theory for u.s. ethnic literature 513 might explain the specific scholarly concerns and interventions that compel his critical turn to identity in relation—and perhaps...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 159–163.
Published: 01 May 2011
... nowhere? Duvall’s conclusion addresses this question by running from it. Here he reads Ishmael Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo as a novel that reestablishes racial difference as it represents “Jes Grew”—or whites performing and appropriating blackness—into a viral outbreak that spreads across the nation. The...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 148–156.
Published: 01 May 2010
...). The only term left out here is “mumbo-jumbo,” also the title of Ishmael Reed’s 1972 novel, which is also an African American novel about a text that, like Fulton’s plans for the Black Box, is divided into pieces and scattered through the mail. Although volume 1 of Fulton’s Theoretical Elevators...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 281–298.
Published: 01 November 2002
...- pretation, though he is reluctant to use the term "anachronism." In a 1974 interview he says about his novel Mumbo Jumbo, "I wanted to write about a time like the present, or to use the past to prophesy about the future-a process our ancestors called 'Necromancy.' I chose the '20's because lit was...