The Resource Flight to Canada, a novel by Ishmael Reed

Flight to Canada, a novel by Ishmael Reed

Label
Flight to Canada
Title
Flight to Canada
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Ishmael Reed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--Publisher
Cataloging source
ORX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, Ishmael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.E365
LC item number
F45 2013eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fugitive slaves
  • African Americans
  • FICTION
  • United States
  • Canada
Label
Flight to Canada, a novel by Ishmael Reed
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BBF8E83B-C057-4643-B4DB-D1F3FB6F559B
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn826164162
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453287989
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826164162
Label
Flight to Canada, a novel by Ishmael Reed
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=BBF8E83B-C057-4643-B4DB-D1F3FB6F559B
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn826164162
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453287989
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)826164162

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