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Speaking for you : the vision of Ralph Ellison

Author: Kimberly W Benston
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Howard University Press, 1987.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Speaking for you.
Washington, D.C. : Howard University Press, 1987
(OCoLC)574121305
Named Person: Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly W Benston
ISBN: 0882581694 9780882581699 0882580051 9780882580050
OCLC Number: 16227995
Description: x, 438 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : The masks of Ralph Ellison / Kimberly W. Benston --
Part I. Going to the territory : biography, geography, topography --
Growing up Black in frontier Oklahoma ... from an Ellison perspective / Hollie West --
Indivisible man / James Alan McPherson --
A meditation on the life and times of Ralph Waldo Ellison (poems) / Michael S. Harper --
Part II. Slipping the yoke : the "frequencies" of Shadow and act --
Travels with Ralph Ellison through time and thought / Hollie West --
Ellison's essays / R.W.B. Lewis --
The testament of Ralph Ellison / John M. Reilly --
Shadowing Ellison / John Wright --
Part III. The art of ambiguity : myth, ideology, aesthetics --
Through a writer's eyes / Hollie West --
Ralph Ellison and Afro-American folk and cultural tradition / George E. Kent --
Ellison's Zoot Suit / Larry Neal --
Chaos, complexity, and possibility : the historical frequencies of Ralph Waldo Ellison / John F. Callahan --
Ellison's "usable past" : toward a theory of myth / Hortense Spillers --
Fiction and ideas : a note on Ellison's "Black mask of humanity" / Wilson Harris --
Notes on the invisible women in Ralph Ellison's Invisible man / Claudia Tate --
Improvising America : Ralph Ellison and the paradox of form / C.W.E. Bigsby --
Part IV. Choosing ancestors : the "possibilities" of literary tradition --
Remembering Richard Wright / Ralph Ellison --
From Native son to Invisible man : some notes on Ralph Ellison's evolution in the 1950s / Michel Fabre --
The Wright interpretation : Ralph Ellison and the anxiety of influence / Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr. --
Ralph Ellison and a literary "ancestor" : Dostoevski / Joseph Frank --
The rules of magic : Hemingway as Ellison's "ancestor" / Robert G. O'Meally --
The mixed heritage of the modern Black novel : Ralph Ellison and friends / Charles T. Davis --
Part V. Speaking for you : reinterpretations of Invisible man --
"A completion of personality" : a talk with Ralph Ellison / John Hersey --
Luminosity from the lower frequencies / Leon Forrest --
To move without moving : an analysis of creativity and commerce in Ralph Ellison's Trueblood episode / Houston A. Baker, Jr. --
Ralph Ellison's trueblooded Bildungsroman / Kenneth Burke --
Literacy and hibernation : Ralph Ellison's Invisible man / Robert B. Stepto --
Spokesman for invisibility / Thomas R. Whitaker --
Fingering the jagged grains (poem) / Melvin Dixon --
Part VI. Bibliography, contributors, index --
The writings of Ralph Ellison / Robert G. O'Meally.
Responsibility: edited by Kimberly W. Benston.

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