Tales of the Out & the Gone by Amiri Baraka & LeRoi Jones

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Controversial literary legend Amiri Baraka's new short story collection will shock and awe.
 

About Amiri Baraka & LeRoi Jones

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Amiri Baraka is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey by the N.J. Commission on Humanities, from 2002-2004. His last two books of poetry, Somebody Blew Up America & Other Poems and Un Poco Low Coup received tremendous critical acclaim.
 
Published December 1, 2009 by Akashic Books. 221 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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(“It wasn’t just I, but I & I, but you was only half of you.”) But he also offers a few laughs (and shrewd observations about race) in a handful of brief stories describing a man’s out-there inventions—a device that takes you to wherever a song of your choice is playing, a ray gun that clothes yo...

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The narrator, who seems to be a dyspeptic African-American intellectual not unlike Baraka himself, figures this out after some puzzling.

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Entertainment Weekly

Amiri Baraka's Tales of the Out & the Gone, an aptly titled book, is an eccentric brew of sci-fi and social commentary.

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OpEdNews

Amiri Baraka has always played with the language and , by default, our minds.

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