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Ralph Ellison : a biography

Verfasser/in: Arnold Rampersad
Verlag: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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The definitive biography of an important American cultural intellectual of the twentieth century--Ralph Ellison, author of the masterpiece Invisible Man. In 1953, Ellison's explosive story of a young black man's search for truth and identity catapulted him to national prominence. Ellison earned many honors, but his failure to publish a second novel, despite years of striving, haunted him for the rest of his life.  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Biography
Biographies
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Rampersad, Arnold.
Ralph Ellison.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
(OCoLC)608203200
Name: Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Arnold Rampersad
ISBN: 0375408274 9780375408274
OCLC-Nummer: 70921481
Auszeichnungen: Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award, 2008.
Beschreibung: 657 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Inhalt: 1. In the territory --
2. Leaving the territory --
3. In a land most strange --
4. A shock of transition --
5. The recognition of necessity --
6. The numbed and the seething --
7. A mighty book, a mighty theme --
8. The agon of writing --
9. In the home stretch --
10. Finish line --
11. Annus mirabilis --
12. Second act --
13. Adventure in Rome --
14. The pleasures of home --
15. Hanging fire --
16. Tell it like it is, baby --
17. A "lone-star" Negro --
18. Professor in the humanities --
19. The monkey on his back --
20. The uncanny penetration of the past --
21. Flying home --
Books by Ralph Ellison --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Verfasserangabe: Arnold Rampersad.
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The definitive biography of an important American cultural intellectual of the twentieth century--Ralph Ellison, author of the masterpiece Invisible Man. In 1953, Ellison's explosive story of a young black man's search for truth and identity catapulted him to national prominence. Ellison earned many honors, but his failure to publish a second novel, despite years of striving, haunted him for the rest of his life. Rampersad, the first scholar given complete access to Ellison's papers, provides a complex portrait of an unusual artist and human being. This biography describes a man of magnetic personality who counted Saul Bellow, Langston Hughes, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Richard Wilbur, Albert Murray, and John Cheever among his closest friends; a man whose life and art were shaped mainly by his unyielding desire to produce magnificent art and by his resilient faith in the moral and cultural strength of America.--From publisher description.

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The Enigmatic Genius of Ralph Ellison

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"Invisible Man," "Shadow and Act," and "Going to the Territory," all books by that quintessential twentieth century literary artist Ralph Waldo Ellison, remain towering masterworks of American literature for their penetrating explorations of racial identity, cultural complexity,...
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