Gwendolyn Brooks: On "The Ballad of Rudolph Reed"
A man who has wanted to improve his family's environment moves into a previously all-white neighborhood. His neighbors are horrified by this intrusion. There is violence, and he is killed.
Main feature--the great yearning of man-in-misery for betterment, and his eventual irresistible reach for it.
Today, the general black decision would be that bandages are not enough.
Brooks, Gwendolyn. Report from Part One. Detroit: Broadside Press, 1972.
|Title||Gwendolyn Brooks: On "The Ballad of Rudolph Reed"||Type of Content||Criticism|
|Criticism Author||Gwendolyn Brooks||Criticism Target||Gwendolyn Brooks|
|Criticism Type||Poet||Originally Posted||04 Jun 2015|
|Publication Status||Excerpted Criticism||Publication||Report from Part One|
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