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Ishmael Scott Reed (born 22 February 1938) is an American poet, essayist, and novelist. A prominent African-American literary figure, Reed is known for his satirical works challenging American political culture, and highlighting political and cultural oppression.. American poet essayist playwright and novelist


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Quote Left The last publicized center of American writing was Manhattan. Its writers became known as the New York Intellectuals. With important connectio... Quote Right
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Quote Left I'm beginning to believe that Killer Illiteracy ought to rank near heart disease and cancer as one of the leading causes of death among Americ... Quote Right
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Quote Left Few white citizens are acquainted with blacks other than those projected by the media and the so—called educational system, which is nothing... Quote Right
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Quote Left The descendants of Holy Roman Empire monarchies became feeble-minded in the twentieth century, and after World War I had been done in by the d... Quote Right
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Quote Left American cultural institutions seem so bent on preserving the values of 'Western civilization,' the mythical 'Whitetown,' that we learn about ... Quote Right
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