The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison

The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison

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by Ralph Ellison
     
 

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In this collection of essays and interviews, Ellison writes of literature and folklore, jazz and black culture, and the nature and quality of lives that black Americans lead. This volume includes the critically acclaimed works Shadow and Act (1964) and Going to the Territory (1986).

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In this collection of essays and interviews, Ellison writes of literature and folklore, jazz and black culture, and the nature and quality of lives that black Americans lead. This volume includes the critically acclaimed works Shadow and Act (1964) and Going to the Territory (1986).

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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)
From the Publisher
"[Ellison's] essays never fail to be elegantly written, beautifully composed, and intelletually sophisticated." —Los Angeles Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679601760
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/14/1995
Series:
Modern Library Series
Pages:
896
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.35(h) x 1.46(d)

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.

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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