The Resource Japanese by spring, Ishmael Reed

Japanese by spring, Ishmael Reed

Label
Japanese by spring
Title
Japanese by spring
Statement of responsibility
Ishmael Reed
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the publication of his first novel, The Free-Lance Pallbearers, and through works such as Mumbo Jumbo and The Last Days of Louisiana Red, Ishmael Reed has forged a reputation as "the brightest contributor to American satire since Mark Twain" (The Nation). In his boisterous and irreverent new novel, Japanese by Spring, Reed turns the full force of his satiric wit on the American university. Benjamin "Chappie" Puttbutt, a black junior professor at overwhelmingly white Jack London College, lusts after tenure and its glorious perks, which include a house in the Oakland Hills. Puttbutt spends most of his time trying to divine the ideological climate at the school and obligingly adapting his beliefs to it. He's a dismal failure, though, and is due to be replaced by a snappy radical feminist poet from back East (who collects causes like alley cats, and whose demands include a police escort and a chauffeured limousine). But then Puttbutt's serene yet mysterious tutor, Dr. Yamato, who promises to teach him Japanese by spring, suddenly becomes the school's new president when the Japanese buy Jack London College. Puttbutt finds himself the boss of his once supercilious department and, drunk with power, sets out to stir things up and settle old scores. More twists of fate await him, and before long he is unwit tingly embroiled in a plot to assassinate the Japanese emperor. Racial strife, Japanophobia and political correctness get a radically comic treatment in this satiric romp through academic life, making Japanese by Spring one of Reed's most topical and wittiest novels yet
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed, Ishmael
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3568.E365
LC item number
J35 1993
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • Racism
Label
Japanese by spring, Ishmael Reed
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
225 p.
Isbn
9780689120725
Lccn
92036280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26809902
  • (OCoLC)ocm26809902
Label
Japanese by spring, Ishmael Reed
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
225 p.
Isbn
9780689120725
Lccn
92036280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26809902
  • (OCoLC)ocm26809902

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