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Trading twelves : the selected letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray

Author: Ralph Ellison; Albert Murray
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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.
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ellison, Ralph.
Trading twelves.
New York : Modern Library, ©2000
(OCoLC)606459095
Online version:
Ellison, Ralph.
Trading twelves.
New York : Modern Library, ©2000
(OCoLC)607806026
Named Person: Ralph Ellison; Albert Murray; Ralph Ellison; Albert Murray; Albert Murray; Ralph Ellison
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Ellison; Albert Murray
ISBN: 0313294240 9780313294242 0375503676 9780375503672
OCLC Number: 42772460
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxiv, 237 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Tuskeegee and New York, 1950-1955 --
Rome, Casablanca, and New York, 1955-1958 --
Los Angeles and New York, 1958-1960.
Responsibility: edited by Albert Murray and John F. Callahan ; introduction by John F. Callahan ; preface by Albert Murray.
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"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.

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