Ishmael Reed reviews The Dancer and the Dance

Jack Foley The Dancer and the Dance. Red Hen (CDC, dist.) $19.95 (280p) ISBN 978-1-59709-094-0

I think that many critics are into duplication, willing to accept, meekly, any orthodoxy. Jack Foley is a maverick. His not being tied to any institution gives him the freedom to explore aspects of American culture that others are too timid to dwell upon. As a result, his ideas are original, whether they be about the music and life of Cole Porter or the novelist, James Joyce. He’s always teaching me things…Jack Foley’s contribution to American culture will be lasting.