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Tales of the Out & the Gone [Paperback]

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Comprising short fiction from the early 1970s to the twenty-first century-most of which has never been published-Tales of the Out & the Gone reflects the astounding evolution of America's most provocative literary anti-hero.

The first section of the book, "War Stories," offers six stories enmeshed in the vola-tile politics of the 1970s and 1980s. The second section, "Tales of the Out & the Gone," reveals Amiri Baraka's increasing literary adventurousness, combining an unpredictable language play with a passion for abstraction and psychological exploration.

Throughout, Baraka's unique and constantly changing literary style will educate readers on the evolution of one of America's most accomplished literary masters of the past four decades.

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Pages   221
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Dec 1, 2006
Publisher   Akashic Books
ISBN  1933354127  
ISBN13  9781933354125  

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More About Imamu Amiri Baraka

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (19342014) was the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He was named poet laureate of New Jersey by the New Jersey Commission for the Humanities, from 20022004. His short story collection "Tales of the Out & the Gone" (Akashic Books) was a "New York Times" Editors' Choice and won a 2008 PEN/Beyond Margins Award. He is also the author of "Home: Social Essays," "Black Music," and "The System of Dante's Hell," among other works."

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Far Out  Feb 3, 2008
Amiri Baraka's Tales of the Out & the Gone definitely made this reader pause and ponder various concepts presented in the book. This collection of short stories and poems, some previously released, are `Out' (of the ordinary) and `Gone' (crazier, wilder, deeper and way out). The stories cover everything from corrupt politicians to rhythm travel: being able to travel wherever and whenever a song is played.

Amiri Baraka is a true literary genius. His manipulation of language and grammar is truly unique. His style and brilliance may serve as a hindrance for many readers in search of a straightforward story. Tales of the Out & the Gone will appeal to true Baraka fans; however, readers of mainstream lit may feel a bit lost with this read. As Baraka states in the story `A Little Inf'; "If this is hard to understand, I can understand."

Reviewed by M. P. McKinney
APOOO BookClub

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