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Ellison, Ralph

Overview
Works: 480 works in 1,357 publications in 17 languages and 100,136 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Sources  Comic books, strips, etc  Biography  War stories 
Subject Headings: Jazz musicians 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Performer, Editor, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: PS3555.L625, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Ralph Ellison
 
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Invisible man by Ralph Ellison( Book )

333 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 18 languages and held by 10,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the course of his wanderings from a Southern Negro college to New York's Harlem, an American black man becomes involved in a series of adventures. Introduction explains circumstances under which the book was written. Ellison won the National Book Award for this searing record of a black man's journey through contemporary America. Unquestionably, Ellison's book is a work of extraordinary intensity--powerfully imagined and written with a savage, wryly humorous gusto
Juneteenth : a novel by Ralph Ellison( Book )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a black man who passes for white and becomes a race-baiting U.S. senator. When he is shot on the Senate floor, the first visitor in hospital is a black musician-turned-preacher who raised him. As the two men talk, their respective stories come out. An unfinished novel by the author of Invisible Man
Shadow and act by Ralph Ellison( Book )

66 editions published between 1946 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the same intellectual incisiveness and supple, stylish prose he brought to his classic novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminates the literature, music, and culture of both black and white America. His range is virtuosic, encompassing Mark Twain and Richard Wright, Mahalia Jackson and Charlie Parker, The Birth of a Nation and the Dante-esque landscape of Harlem-"the scene and symbol of the Negro's perpetual alienation in the land of his birth." Throughout, he gives us what amounts to an episodic autobiography that traces his formation as a writer as well as the genesis of Invisible Man. On every page, Ellison reveals his idiosyncratic and often contrarian brilliance, his insistence on refuting both black and white stereotypes of what an African American writer should say or be. The result is a book that continues to instruct, delight, and occasionally outrage readers thirty years after it was first published
Flying home and other stories by Ralph Ellison( Book )

38 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories by the author of Invisible Man. In I Did Not Learn Their Names, an elderly couple with no money rides the rails to visit a son, A Party Down at the Square is on a lynching, while In a Strange Country is on a black sailor who feels at home in Wales
Living with music : Ralph Ellison's jazz writings by Ralph Ellison( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before Ralph Ellison became one of America's greatest writers, he was a musician and a student of jazz. The author of Invisible Man wrote widely and brilliantly on his favorite music for more than fifty years, immersing himself in the lives and works of America's musicians, some of whom were his close friends. Ellison is, in fact, perhaps the most important jazz analyst we have. In Living with Music, celebrated jazz authority Robert G. O'Meally has collected the very best of Ellison's writings on this subject - each selection vibrant, insightful, and bursting with Ellison's love of the music - in this unique and original anthology."--Jacket
Three days before the shooting-- by Ralph Ellison( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the frame of a deathbed vigil, this story is a multi generational saga centered on the assassination of the controversial, race-baiting U.S. senator Adam Sunraider, who's being tended to by "Daddy" Hickman, the elderly black jazz musician turned preacher who raised the orphan Sunraider as a light-skinned black in rural Georgia
Invisible man by Ralph Ellison( Recording )

26 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unabridged
Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison( Recording )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Washington D.C., in the 1950's, Senator Sunraider is mortally wounded by an assasin's bullet. From his deathbead, he calls out for Hickman, an old black minister. Out of their conversation and memories born in silence, a story emerges
The writer's experience by Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund( Book )

3 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Story and its writer : an introduction to short fiction by Ann Charters( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information: 6th ed. Includes bibliographical references
Tell about the South voices in black & white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
The city in crisis by Ralph Ellison( Book )

7 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected essays of Ralph Ellison by Ralph Ellison( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Tell about the South the story of modern Southern literature( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
Romare Bearden : paintings and projections by State University of New York at Albany( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph Ellison living with music( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going to the territory by Ralph Ellison( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten "essays, lectures, personal reminiscences, and interviews."
Paintings and projections [exhibition], the Art Gallery, State University of New York at Albany, November 25 through December 22, 1968 by Romare Bearden( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary American prose by Clarence W Wachner( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The red badge of courage : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, criticism by Stephen Crane( Book )

10 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During his service in the Civil War a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war
 
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Alternative Names
Ellison, Ralph

Ellison, Ralph W.

Ellison, Ralph W. 1914-1994

Ellison , Ralph Waldo

Ellison, Ralph Waldo 1914-1994

Ralph Ellison Amerikaans schrijver

Ralph Ellison amerikanischer Autor

Ralph Ellison amerykański pisarz

Ralph Waldo Ellison scrittore, saggista e critico musicale statunitense

Waldo Ellison, Ralph 1914-1994

Эллисон, Ральф

אליסון, ראלף

אליסון, רלף

רלף אליסון

رالف الیسون

رالف إيلسون

राल्फ एलिसन

რალფ ელისონი

랠프 엘리슨

エリスン, ラルフ

ラルフ・エリソン

拉尔夫·艾里森

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Juneteenth : a novelShadow and actFlying home and other storiesLiving with music : Ralph Ellison's jazz writingsThree days before the shooting--Invisible manJuneteenthThe Story and its writer : an introduction to short fiction