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.


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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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