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The Collected Essays Of Ralph Ellison

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Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307797023
Size: 21.78 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 904
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Book Description: 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.”


Ralph Ellison And The Politics Of The Novel

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Author: Herbert William Rice
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739106549
Size: 72.38 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 149
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Book Description: In this engaging study, H. William Rice illuminates the mystery that is Ralph Ellison: the author of one complex, important novel who failed to complete his second; a black intellectual who remained notably reticent on political issues during the desegregation of his native South. Rice reads both Invisible Man and the posthumously published Juneteenth as novels that focus on the political uses of language. He explores Ellison's concept of the novel, promulgated in that author's two collections of essays, as an inherently political form of art. And he carefully considers the political context that undoubtedly impacted Ellison's work and thought: a world and a time rocked to its foundation by such revolutionary actors as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcolm X. Rice guides his reader to a greater understanding of Ralph Ellison, his oeuvre, and the American novel.


Ralph Ellison

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Author: Michael Germana
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190682086
Size: 66.85 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist examines Ralph Ellison's body of work as an extended and ever-evolving expression of the author's philosophy of temporality-a philosophy synthesized from the writings of Henri Bergson and Friedrich Nietzsche that anticipates the work of Gilles Deleuze. Author Michael Germana presents Ellison's theory of temporality and social change as going up against all forms of linear causality and historical determinism-a theory that views time as a multiplicity of dynamic processes, rather than a static container for the events of our lives. Integral to this theory is Ellison's observation that the social, cultural, and legal processes constitutive of racial formation are embedded in static temporalities reiterated by historians and sociologists. Germana posits that Ellison's critique of U.S. racial history is, fundamentally, a matter of time. This book shows how Ellison's fiction, criticism, and photography reclaims technologies through which static time and linear history are formalized-in effect, revealing intensities implicit in the present that, if actualized, could help us act "un-historically." The result is a reinterpretation of Ellison's oeuvre, as well as an extension of Ellison's ideas about the dynamism of becoming and the open-endedness of the future. Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist reveals the chaos of possibility lurking beneath the patterns of living we mistake for enduring certainties.


Why Moralize Upon It

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Author: Brian Danoff
Publisher:
ISBN: 1498573630
Size: 19.66 MB
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Languages : en
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Book Description: Danoff argues that novels and films with an ambiguous, nuanced, and tragic outlook help teach citizen-readers how to think through the moral complexities of political issues on which they must render judgment. He claims that some of the most profound American thinking about the nature of democratic leadership has come through works of fiction. --Adam Seagrave, Arizona State University


Flying Home

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Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307797392
Size: 14.23 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Book Description: These 13 stories by the author of The Invisible Man "approach the elegance of Chekhov" (Washington Post) and provide "early explorations of (Ellison's) lifelong fascination with the 'complex fate' and 'beautiful absurdity' of American identity" (John Callahan). First serial to The New Yorker. NPR sponsorship.


Juneteenth

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Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307797360
Size: 55.27 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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Book Description: NATIONAL BESTSELLER "[A]n extraordinary book, a work of staggering virtuosity. With its publication, a giant world of literature has just grown twice as tall."--Newsday From Ralph Ellison--author of the classic novel of African-American experience, Invisible Man--the long-awaited second novel. Here is the master of American vernacular--the rhythms of jazz and gospel and ordinary speech--at the height of his powers, telling a powerful, evocative tale of a prodigal of the twentieth century. "Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chosen child become the man who would deny everything to achieve his goals? Brilliantly crafted, moving, wise, Juneteenth is the work of an American master.


Trading Twelves

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Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307560740
Size: 76.43 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: This absorbing collection of letters spans a decade in the lifelong friendship of two remarkable writers who engaged the subjects of literature, race, and identity with deep clarity and passion. The correspondence begins in 1950 when Ellison is living in New York City, hard at work on his enduring masterpiece, Invisible Man, and Murray is a professor at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Mirroring a jam session in which two jazz musicians "trade twelves"—each improvising twelve bars of music around the same musical idea-their lively dialog centers upon their respective writing, the jazz they both love so well, on travel, family, the work literary contemporaries (including Richard Wright, James Baldwin, William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway) and the challenge of racial inclusiveness that they wish to pose to America through their craft. Infused with warmth, humor, and great erudition, Trading Twelves offers a glimpse into literary history in the making—and into a powerful and enduring friendship.


The Primate S Dream

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Author: James W. Tuttleton
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
ISBN:
Size: 47.81 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 343
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Book Description: Essays explore ethnic literary traditions


The Cambridge Companion To Ralph Ellison

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Author: Ross Posnock
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521827812
Size: 34.17 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 237
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Book Description: A comprehensive introduction to novelist and critic Ralph Ellison and his masterpiece Invisible Man.


Going To The Territory

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Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307797384
Size: 14.10 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 352
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Book Description: The work of one of the most formidable figures in American intellectual life." -- Washington Post Book World The seventeen essays collected in this volume prove that Ralph Ellison was not only one of America's most dazzlingly innovative novelists but perhaps also our most perceptive and iconoclastic commentator on matters of literature, culture, and race. In Going to the Territory, Ellison provides us with dramatically fresh readings of William Faulkner and Richard Wright, along with new perspectives on the music of Duke Ellington and the art of Romare Bearden. He analyzes the subversive quality of black laughter, the mythic underpinnings of his masterpiece Invisible Man, and the extent to which America's national identity rests on the contributions of African Americans. Erudite, humane, and resounding with humor and common sense, the result is essential Ellison.


Three Days Before The Shooting

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Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 158836089X
Size: 19.57 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 1136
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Book Description: NATIONAL BESTSELLER "[A]n extraordinary book, a work of staggering virtuosity. With its publication, a giant world of literature has just grown twice as tall."--Newsday From Ralph Ellison--author of the classic novel of African-American experience, Invisible Man--the long-awaited second novel. Here is the master of American vernacular--the rhythms of jazz and gospel and ordinary speech--at the height of his powers, telling a powerful, evocative tale of a prodigal of the twentieth century. "Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chosen child become the man who would deny everything to achieve his goals? Brilliantly crafted, moving, wise, Juneteenth is the work of an American master.