The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison

The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison

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by Ralph Ellison
     
 

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Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison’s literary executor, John F. Callahan, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964), hailed by Robert Penn Warren as “a body of cogent and subtle commentary on the questions thatSee more details below

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Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison’s literary executor, John F. Callahan, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964), hailed by Robert Penn Warren as “a body of cogent and subtle commentary on the questions that focus on race,” and Going to the Territory (1986), an exploration of literature and folklore, jazz and culture, and the nature and quality of lives that black Americans lead. “Ralph Ellison,” wrote Stanley Crouch, “reached across race, religion, class and sex to make us all Americans.”


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Compiled and edited by Ellison's literary executor, John F. Callahan, this collection includes previously uncollected and newly discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews in addition to the essay collections Shadow and Act and Going to the Territory. The preface is written by Saul Bellow. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"[Ellison's] essays never fail to be elegantly written, beautifully composed, and intelletually sophisticated." —Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307797025
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
904
Sales rank:
250,170
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

John F. Callahan is Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities at Lewis and Clark College. He edited Ralph Ellison’s Juneteenth and co-edited, with Albert Murray, the Modern Library edition of Trading Twelves.

Saul Bellow, winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, has written thirteen novels and numerous novellas, stories, and essays.


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Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 1, 1914
Date of Death:
March 16, 1994
Place of Birth:
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Place of Death:
New York City
Education:
Tuskegee Institute, 1933-36

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