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Ellison, Ralph

Overview
Works: 478 works in 1,044 publications in 10 languages and 84,950 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Psychological fiction  Biography  Novels  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works 
Subject Headings: Jazz musicians 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Performer, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Dedicatee
Classifications: PS3555.L625, 813.54
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Invisible man by Ralph Ellison( Book )

99 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 5,360 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 )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,731 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 )

52 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,663 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
Three days before the shooting-- by Ralph Ellison( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,008 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 )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 930 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
Invisible man by Ralph Ellison( Recording )

29 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison( Recording )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 617 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 )

8 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tell about the South voices in black & white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 78 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
Trading twelves : the selected letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray by Ralph Ellison( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When two jazz musicians trade twelves with each other in a jam session, one musician begins by riffing off twelve bars of music, the other musician throws the twelve bars back through his instrument, the first answers, and so, back and forth, in an ecstatic exchange of ideas and emotions. So it is with these letters, joyful music created by the exchanges between two dear friends."--Jacket
The city in crisis by Ralph Ellison( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romare Bearden : paintings and projections by Romare Bearden( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invisible man : Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem by Gordon Parks( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By the mid-1940s, Gordon Parks was a successful photographer and Ralph Ellison began work on his acclaimed novel Invisible Man (1952). It is relatively unknown, however, that the two men were friends and that their common vision of racial injustice inspired collaboration on two important projects, in 1948 and 1952. Parks and Ellison first joined forces on an essay titled “Harlem Is Nowhere” for ’48: The Magazine of the Year. Conceived while Ellison was already writing Invisible Man, this illustrated essay was centered on Harlem’s Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic—the first non-segregated psychiatric clinic in New York City—as a case study for the social and economic conditions of the neighborhood. He chose Parks to create the accompanying photographs and during the winter months of 1948, the two roamed the streets of Harlem. In 1952 they worked together again on “A Man Becomes Invisible” for the August 25 issue of Life magazine, which promoted Ellison’s newly released novel. This is the first publication on Parks’ and Ellison’s collaboration on these two projects, one of which was lost while the other was published only in reduced form. The catalogue provides an in-depth look at the artists’ shared vision of black life in America, with Harlem as its nerve center. Book published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name originating at The Art Institute of Chicago, 21 May to 28 August 2016." from artist's website
Tell about the South the story of modern Southern literature by Ross Spears( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 38 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
100 major modern writers by Robert Atwan( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 23 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
Contemporary American prose by Clarence W Wachner( Book )

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

Invisible Man : notes, including life of Ellison, critical commentaries, character analyses, Invisible man and Conrad's Heart of darkness, review questions, selected bibliography by Jeanne Inness( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the life of Ralph Ellison, critical commentaries, character analyses, comparisons between The Invisible Man and Conrad's Heart of Darkness, and more
Going to the territory by Ralph Ellison( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten "essays, lectures, personal reminiscences, and interviews."
Five Black writers : essays on Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Hughes, and Le Roi Jones by Donald B Gibson( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Many aspects of the style and thought of these five writers are discussed together with a general consideration ofthe social responsibility of the writer
 
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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

엘리슨, 랠프 1914-1994

엘리슨, 랠프 왈도 1914-1994

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 actThree days before the shooting--Living with music : Ralph Ellison's jazz writingsInvisible manJuneteenthTrading twelves : the selected letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert MurrayThe collected essays of Ralph EllisonInvisible Man : notes, including life of Ellison, critical commentaries, character analyses, Invisible man and Conrad's Heart of darkness, review questions, selected bibliography