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Ellison, Ralph

Overview
Works: 493 works in 1,320 publications in 5 languages and 102,316 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  History  Biography  Psychological fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews 
Subject Headings: Jazz musicians 
Roles: Author of introduction, Performer, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Dedicatee
Classifications: PS3555.L625, 813.54
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Invisible man by Ralph Ellison ( Book )
251 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 10,181 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 )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,865 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 )
62 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,745 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 )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 2,055 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
Three days before the shooting-- by Ralph Ellison ( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,047 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
Living with music : Ralph Ellison's jazz writings by Ralph Ellison ( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,046 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."--BOOK JACKET
Invisible man by Ralph Ellison ( Recording )
26 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Washington D.C., in the 1950s, Senator Sunraider is mortally wounded by an assassin's bullet. From his deathbed, 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 )
2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The city in crisis by Ralph Ellison ( Book )
6 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Homme invisible, pour qui chantes-tu? by Ralph Ellison ( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 2003 in French and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman épique, poétique et prophétique, dont une première traduction française - ##Au delà du regard##, Denoël, 1954 - est passée inaperçue. La vie du héros est "représentative du problème noir au Etats-Unis" dans les années 1940; "elle est aussi symbolique de la quête de l'homme en général" (##Notes bibliographiques##, 8, 1969, p. 785). Près de trente pages de préface
Tell about the South voices in black & white ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 97 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 Story and its writer : an introduction to short fiction by Ann Charters ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Information: 6th ed. Includes bibliographical references
The collected essays of Ralph Ellison by Ralph Ellison ( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 41 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
Unsichtbar : Roman by Ralph Ellison ( Book )
7 editions published between 1954 and 1987 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tell about the South the story of modern Southern literature ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 36 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
El hombre invisible by Ralph Ellison ( Book )
6 editions published between 1966 and 1984 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romare Bearden : paintings and projections by State University of New York at Albany ( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uomo invisibile by Ralph Ellison ( Book )
11 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der unsichtbare Mann by Ralph Ellison ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ellison, Ralph
Ellison, Ralph W.
Ellison, Ralph W. 1914-1994
Ellison, Ralph Waldo
Ellison, Ralph Waldo 1914-1994
Waldo Ellison, Ralph 1914-1994
אליסון, ראלף
エリスン, ラルフ
Languages
English (546)
German (14)
French (13)
Italian (11)
Spanish (6)
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