Pow Wow

Pow Wow

Charting the Fault Lines in the American Experience : Short Fiction From Then to Now

Paperback - 2009
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Using the yardstick that a short story is any fiction under 15,000 words, Ishmael Reed--with the assistance of Carla Blank--has assembled an anthology that includes work ranging from animal stories of the Northwest Coast Eyaks to African-American folklore to reflections on the American Muslim experience. Pow-Wow is the sequel to Reed's From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas, 1900 -2002 , a volume that included both Tupac Shakur and T. S. Eliot, and was named one of the best poetry anthologies of 2003 by Library Journal . Its fiction-focused follow-up once again demonstrates the broad range of American writing, from such stellar names as Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein, Russell Banks, and Alejandro Murgu#65533;a to newly discovered writers of all races, genders, and backgrounds.

This landmark collection features: Zora Neale Hurston, Chester Himes, Robert Coover, Bharati Mukherjee, Benjamin Franklin, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Ntozake Shange, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Mark Twain, Grace Paley, Russell Charles Leong, Charles Wright, James Alan McPherson, and more.

Published: [Cambridge, MA]: Da Capo Press, c2009.
ISBN: 9781568583426
1568583427
9781568583402
1568583400
Branch Call Number: 813.0108 POW
Characteristics: xxvii, 503 p. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Blank, Carla
Reed, Ishmael 1938-

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LPL_ShirleyB Apr 08, 2015

This large anthology of short stories from very diverse authors includes Benjamin Franklin, Gertrude Stein, E. Donald Two-Rivers and Ntozake Shange. I enjoyed many, but one of my favorite stories is “Night of the FEMA trailers” by Vivian Demuth.

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