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Juice! #2019

Juice In the Newseum in Washington D C finally obtained the suit O J Simpson wore in court the day he was acquitted and it now stands as both an artifactin their Trial of the Century exhibit and a sy

  • Title: Juice!
  • Author: Ishmael Reed
  • ISBN: 9781564786371
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Juice! By Ishmael Reed, In 2010, the Newseum in Washington D.C finally obtained the suit O J Simpson wore in court the day he was acquitted, and it now stands as both an artifactin their Trial of the Century exhibit and a symbol of the American media s endless hunger for the criminal and the celebrity This event serves as a launching point for Ishmael Reed s Juice , a novelistic commentaryIn 2010, the Newseum in Washington D.C finally obtained the suit O J Simpson wore in court the day he was acquitted, and it now stands as both an artifactin their Trial of the Century exhibit and a symbol of the American media s endless hunger for the criminal and the celebrity This event serves as a launching point for Ishmael Reed s Juice , a novelistic commentary on the post Simpson American media frenzy from one of the most controversial figures in American literature today Through Paul Blessings a censored cartoonist suffering from diabetes and his cohorts serving as stand ins for the various mediums of art Ishmael Reed argues that since 1994, O J has become a metaphor for things wrong with culture and politics A lament for the death of print media, the growth of the corporation, and the process of growing old, Juice serves as a comi tragedy, chronicling the increased anxieties of post race America.

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    1. The most recent novel by Reed is an excellent composite of standard issue zany antics, canny armchair reportage, ropey cartoon work, and furious editorialising The O.J Simpson trial and its aftermath s is the ostensible subject of the novel, alongside the career trials of the implausibly successful cartoonist Paul Blessings, whose narration we are tempted to take as Reed s, but refuse to for we are enlightened In a series of short chapters and diary entries as chapters, Reed riffs on the O.J cas [...]

    2. yes indeed, the cover here dalkeyarchive book GC is much better and VERY important to the story some idiot read the oligarchic media emperor B S Rathswheeler, hint he s antipodal probably had a hand behind this cover mixup But anyway, a very fast read about a nyc cartoonist, artist, and bohemian who becomes obsessed by the OJ trial s and gets in trouble with his newspaper for having a cartoon depicting OJ juicing the media, ie.lling the plays, that the circus has become, the age of 24 news and d [...]

    3. Love em or hate em, Ismael Reed does provoke some serious thinking The way I feel about this novel is like this I can agree with Ismael Reed s overall condemnation of the rabid race baiting media exploitation at the O.J trial and how it triggered the collective American unconscious of race relations and still believe O.J is guilty of the crime of murder By the end of the novel the protagonist Bear isn t quite so sure either There are some unfortunate sexist and homophobic elements in the novel b [...]

    4. Ishmael Reed, the African American satirist, has ruffled many feathers throughout his prolific career Objections of many critics center around his relentless caricatures of White Middle Class racist Feminists and rather scathing indictments of equally racist members of the Gay and Lesbian Community The outrage inspired by these caricatures is ironically the entire point of novels like Juice a blend of fact and fiction that indicts the media for its public exploitation of the O.J Simpson trial an [...]

    5. I appreciate Ishmael Reed s critiques of racism and the collusion between media and the state in oppressing black people This book also contains problematic gender and gay bashing Unique voice and perspective, but I did feel like I had to push myself to keep reading and finish.Interesting timing to read about race and the way the U.S approaches justice, guilt, and innocence in the wake of the Zimmerman verdict I d had a library hold for a while but just picked up the book late last week I don t [...]

    6. I was a very big fan of Reed s early books I especially like his creating a non judeo christian base to his books That said, while thought provoking, I often find him to be overly broad and over the top Probably has to do with how I ve changed than him as an author.

    7. Great book Purely Ishamel Reed s style He leaves no media person unscathed Now I must read Mumbo Jumbo.

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