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Shadowing Ralph Ellison

Author: John S Wright
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006.
Series: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In 1952, Ralph Ellison (1914-1994) published his novel Invisible Man, which transformed the dynamics of American literature. The novel won the National Book Award, extended the themes of his early short stories, and dramatized in fictional form the cultural theories expressed in his later essay collections Shadow & Act and Going to the Territory. In Shadowing Ralph Ellison, John Wright traces Ellison's intellectual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Wright, John S. (John Samuel), 1946-
Shadowing Ralph Ellison.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2006
(DLC) 2006003519
(OCoLC)63692590
Named Person: Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John S Wright
ISBN: 9781429460620 1429460628 9781604730753 1604730757 1282917269 9781282917262
OCLC Number: 86105513
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 269 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Chronology of Ralph Ellison's Life, Contacts, and of Relevant Events; Prologue: Orienting Metaphors for a Metaphysical Manhunt; Chapter One: Dedicated Dreamer, Consecrated Acts: Shadowing Ellison; Chapter Two: The Conscious Hero and the Rites of Man: Ellison's War; Chapter Three: Ellison's Spiritual Technologies; Chapter Four: The Man of Letters and the Unending Conversation; Epilogue: The Last Gestalt: Ellison's Unfinished Business; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Responsibility: John S. Wright.

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In 1952, Ralph Ellison (1914-1994) published his novel Invisible Man, which transformed the dynamics of American literature. The novel won the National Book Award, extended the themes of his early short stories, and dramatized in fictional form the cultural theories expressed in his later essay collections Shadow & Act and Going to the Territory. In Shadowing Ralph Ellison, John Wright traces Ellison's intellectual and aesthetic development and the evolution of his cultural philosophy throughout his long career. The book explores Ellison's published fiction, his criticism and correspondence, a.

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