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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:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In Shadowing Ralph Ellision, 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, and his passionate exchanges with - and impact on - other literary intellectuals during the Cold War 1950s and during the culture wars of the 1960s, 1970s, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John S Wright
ISBN: 1578068509 9781578068500
OCLC Number: 63692590
Description: xxiv, 269 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chronology of Ralph Ellison's life, contacts, and of relevant events --
Prologue: Orienting metaphors for a metaphysical manhunt --
Dedicated dreamer, consecrated acts: shadowing Ellison --
The conscious hero and the rites of man: Ellison's war --
Ellison's spiritual technologies --
The man of letters and the unending conversation --
Epilogue: The last Gestalt: Ellison's unfinished business.
Series Title: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Responsibility: John S. Wright.
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"In Shadowing Ralph Ellision, 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, and his passionate exchanges with - and impact on - other literary intellectuals during the Cold War 1950s and during the culture wars of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s."--Jacket.

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