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By Percival Everett James R. Kincaid | Comments: ( 815 ) | Date: ( Dec 07, 2019 )

Praise for Percival Everett If Percival Everett isn t already a household name, it s because people are interested in politics than truth Madison Smartt Bell, author of The Washington Square Ensemble Everett s talent is multifaceted, sparked by a satiric brilliance that could place him alongside Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison Publishers Weekly I think PercPraise for Percival Everett If Percival Everett isn t already a household name, it s because people are interested in politics than truth Madison Smartt Bell, author of The Washington Square Ensemble Everett s talent is multifaceted, sparked by a satiric brilliance that could place him alongside Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison Publishers Weekly I think Percival Everett is a genius I ve been a fan since his first novel He continues to amaze me with each novel as if he likes making 90 degree turns to see what s around the corner, and then over the edge He s a brilliant writer and so damn smart I envy him Terry McMillan, author of MamaA fictitious and satirical chronicle of South Carolina Senator Strom Thurmond s desire to pen a history of African Americans his and his aides belief being that he has done as much, or , than any American to shape that history An epistolary novel, The History follows the letters of loose cannon Congressional office workers, insane interns at a large New York publishing house and disturbed publishing executives, along with homicidal rival editors, kindly family friends, and an aspiring author named Septic Strom Thurmond appears charming and open, mad and sure of his place in American history.Percival Everett is the author of 15 works of fiction, among them Glyph, Watershed and Frenzy His most recent novel, Erasure, won the Hurston Wright Legacy Award and did little to earn him friends.James Kincaid is an English professor at the University of Southern California and has written seven books in literary theory and cultural studies These books and Kincaid himself have gradually lost their moorings in the academic world, so there was nothing left for him to do but to adopt the guise of fiction writer Writing about madness comes easy to him.


  • Title: A History of the African-American People [Proposed] by Strom Thurmond
  • Author: Percival Everett James R. Kincaid
  • ISBN: 9781888451573
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Percival Everett James R. Kincaid

Percival L Everett born 1956 is an American writer and Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southern California.There might not be a fertile mind in American fiction today than Everett s In 22 years, he has written 19 books, including a farcical Western, a savage satire of the publishing industry, a children s story spoofing counting books, retellings of the Greek myths of Medea and Dionysus, and a philosophical tract narrated by a four year old The Washington Post has called Everett one of the most adventurously experimental of modern American novelists And according to The Boston Globe, He s literature s NASCAR champion, going flat out, narrowly avoiding one seemingly inevitable crash only to steer straight for the next Everett, who teaches courses in creative writing, American studies and critical theory, says he writes about what interests him, which explains his prolific output and the range of subjects he has tackled He also describes himself as a demanding teacher who learns from his students as much as they learn from him Everett s writing has earned him the PEN USA 2006 Literary Award for his 2005 novel, Wounded , the Academy Award for Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Hurston Wright Legacy Award for his 2001 novel, Erasure , the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature for his 1996 story collection, Big Picture and the New American Writing Award for his 1990 novel, Zulus He has served as a judge for, among others, the 1997 National Book Award for fiction and the PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction in 1991.



Comments A History of the African-American People [Proposed] by Strom Thurmond

  • MJ Nicholls

    A working knowledge of the life of ex-senator Strom Thurmond (1902-2003) is not required to revel in this epistolary comedy. Thurmond was a racist and bigoted senator who in a century of existence perpetrated more than the average level of hypocritical capriciousness on the African-American people. This collaborative novel (Everett’s fingerprints more prominent) takes the satirical conceit of a notorious racist writing a racist history, and works a series of madcap correspondences around the p [...]


  • Tom Andes

    It's impressive to me that Everett and Kincaid manage to stretch out a single joke for 316 pages -- and somehow, they do, though of course they accomplish this by telling lots of little jokes, especially on themselves ("Academics tend to be impatientbut how many hours a week do you actually work, maybe 5?") Though once or twice, I found myself bogging down in some of the letters (it's an epistolary novel), and the end does hit you all at once, I haven't laughed as hard or as often while reading [...]


  • Patricia

    I'm about 60 pages in and laughing hysterically. I heart the Profs. Everett and Kincaid.Alright, I am about 75 pages into the book and I think I have started hemorraging internally, perhaps a rupture of some godforsaken organ, due to my inability to stop laughing.Oh holy hell.


  • Lillian Walker Shelton

    A very unlikely funny book. It works


  • Tuck

    i read this in 2004 and recommended it to many folks. they just looked at me like i wanted them to read a glenn beck tirade. their loss.


  • Devon

    Just didn't hold my attention. I expected it to be funnier than it was.


  • Tim

    I had no idea what to expect as I began - probably assumed the book would poke fun or more seriously ridicule a real person's views on race (a perspective from a racist). Possibly an uncovering of a heart of gold underneath a journey of racism in earlier years. Which? It was billed as satire Instead, it was 80% about unfiltered assistants of Senator Thurmond, copiously writing all of their thoughts and sharing them with fictitious managers, editors, idea people at Simon & Schuster. Most of t [...]


  • Madison

    If I could give this book a 3.5 I would but the rating system on does not give me that option. This is an incredibly funny, at times trite, but overall entertaining novel. Had I not picked up from the title alone that this book can only exist as a mad work of fiction, I would almost be inclined to accept this as a work of creative non-fiction. Picking up the tenor of the various conversations throughout the piece, the only real truth I can take from this is that may be somewhat of a glimpse int [...]


  • Ryan Dilbert

    The idea is funnier than the book. It is a fictional account of agents, scholars and Strom Thurmond writing a book that this is the very long title. It is in an interesting format (memos and emails and such) and touches upon greatness for seconds at a time, but is never great as a whole. All in all, a fun and quirky book with a hint of social commentary.


  • Leroy Seat

    This is a most interesting book, as it is all correspondence among the various characters in it. It contains a lot of humor and satire.It was especially interesting to read this book as my son is an attorney who used to work for Senator Thurmond on Capitol Hill and because of that connection my wife and I were able to meet the Senator, who was quite a fascinating character.


  • Teresa

    Loved the format of memos, emails and letters between characters, refreshing in this way. The whole book is odd, a book about the possible writing of a book you know but it was really very good. Also I found it hysterical not only when it came to politics but just the characters relationships and personalities. Recommended for sure.


  • Shameema

    The last quarter of the book feels like a drag to read with all its loquacity. However the book itself remains extremely funny. I was hoping to get more of the subject matter in between all the funnies though. Recommended for someone who wants to be a comic writer which is one of the hardest genres in my mind.The character of the writers are hilarious.


  • Suzanne

    Percival Everett has shown once again how versatile an author he is. This epistolary satire, while sometimes a bit off-putting in its one-dimensional politics, is funny and original. While it is not my favorite book by Everett, it is funny and profound all at once.


  • peter

    Not Everett's strongest book, even if it develops a great conceit. The contrivance at its core becomes too unlikely and its humor and bite dull before its end. But everything he writes has something highly worthwhile in it.


  • Diana Yildiz

    What a strange book. A book about the proposed writing of a book through letters, emails and various artifacts. A witty satire, but a rather frustrating read.


  • Meghan

    This book is kind of amazeballs.


  • Beata

    James Kincaid was my favorite professor in college, so I absolutely had to read this, but unfortunately his wit and humor did not come across very clearly in this book. I still like it though.


  • Steve

    Well, it's got weirdness going for it. Doesn't make it all that interesting, though.


  • Michael

    Strange, searing and awesome satire.


  • Addison

    This is fucking hysterical.


  • Shelley Ettinger

    Is there nothing Percival Everett can't do?


  • Kayne

    This is one of the funniest books I have ever read in my entire life! And it's all epistolary.I love Percival Everett's writing.


  • Chi Dubinski

    A bizarre and hysterical book.


  • Nancy

    Laugh-out-loud funny.


  • Larry

    A maddeningly funny novel, with some of the most irritating characters in the history of literature.


  • Laura Ballance

    Funny! Not what I expected, but Percival Everett is like that isn't he?


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