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Ellison, Ralph

Overview
Works: 494 works in 1,241 publications in 18 languages and 85,406 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Biography  Psychological fiction  Documentary films  Exhibition catalogs  Internet videos 
Subject Headings: Jazz musicians 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Performer, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Other
Classifications: PS3555.L625, 813.54
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Invisible man by Ralph Ellison( Book )
296 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 9,973 libraries worldwide
In the course of his wanderings from a Southern Negro college to New York's Harlem, an American black man becomes involved in a series of adventures. Introduction explains circumstances under which the book was written. Ellison won the National Book Award for this searing record of a black man's journey through contemporary America. Unquestionably, Ellison's book is a work of extraordinary intensity--powerfully imagined and written with a savage, wryly humorous gusto
Juneteenth : a novel by Ralph Ellison( Book )
33 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,729 libraries worldwide
The story of a black man who passes for white and becomes a race-baiting U.S. senator. When he is shot on the Senate floor, the first visitor in hospital is a black musician-turned-preacher who raised him. As the two men talk, their respective stories come out. An unfinished novel by the author of Invisible Man
Shadow and act by Ralph Ellison( Book )
54 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,664 libraries worldwide
With the same intellectual incisiveness and supple, stylish prose he brought to his classic novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminates the literature, music, and culture of both black and white America. His range is virtuosic, encompassing Mark Twain and Richard Wright, Mahalia Jackson and Charlie Parker, The Birth of a Nation and the Dante-esque landscape of Harlem-"the scene and symbol of the Negro's perpetual alienation in the land of his birth." Throughout, he gives us what amounts to an episodic autobiography that traces his formation as a writer as well as the genesis of Invisible Man. On every page, Ellison reveals his idiosyncratic and often contrarian brilliance, his insistence on refuting both black and white stereotypes of what an African American writer should say or be. The result is a book that continues to instruct, delight, and occasionally outrage readers thirty years after it was first published
Flying home and other stories by Ralph Ellison( Book )
54 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,054 libraries worldwide
Twelve stories by the author of Invisible Man. In I Did Not Learn Their Names, an elderly couple with no money rides the rails to visit a son, A Party Down at the Square is on a lynching, while In a Strange Country is on a black sailor who feels at home in Wales
Three days before the shooting-- by Ralph Ellison( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
Set in the frame of a deathbed vigil, this story is a multi generational saga centered on the assassination of the controversial, race-baiting U.S. senator Adam Sunraider, who's being tended to by "Daddy" Hickman, the elderly black jazz musician turned preacher who raised the orphan Sunraider as a light-skinned black in rural Georgia
Living with music : Ralph Ellison's jazz writings by Ralph Ellison( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
"Before Ralph Ellison became one of America's greatest writers, he was a musician and a student of jazz. The author of Invisible Man wrote widely and brilliantly on his favorite music for more than fifty years, immersing himself in the lives and works of America's musicians, some of whom were his close friends. Ellison is, in fact, perhaps the most important jazz analyst we have. In Living with Music, celebrated jazz authority Robert G. O'Meally has collected the very best of Ellison's writings on this subject - each selection vibrant, insightful, and bursting with Ellison's love of the music - in this unique and original anthology."--Jacket
Invisible man by Ralph Ellison( Sound Recording )
31 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 907 libraries worldwide
Unabridged
Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
In Washington D.C., in the 1950's, Senator Sunraider is mortally wounded by an assassin's bullet. From his deathbead, he calls out for Hickman, an old black minister. Out of their conversation and memories born in silence, a story emerges
Homme invisible, pour qui chantes-tu? by Ralph Ellison( Book )
15 editions published between 1969 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Roman épique, poétique et prophétique, dont une première traduction française - ##Au delà du regard##, Denoël, 1954 - est passée inaperçue. La vie du héros est "représentative du problème noir au Etats-Unis" dans les années 1940; "elle est aussi symbolique de la quête de l'homme en général" (##Notes bibliographiques##, 8, 1969, p. 785). Près de trente pages de préface
Invisible man : Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem by Gordon Parks( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
"By the mid-1940s, Gordon Parks was a successful photographer and Ralph Ellison began work on his acclaimed novel Invisible Man (1952). It is relatively unknown, however, that the two men were friends and that their common vision of racial injustice inspired collaboration on two important projects, in 1948 and 1952. Parks and Ellison first joined forces on an essay titled “Harlem Is Nowhere” for '48: The Magazine of the Year. Conceived while Ellison was already writing Invisible Man, this illustrated essay was centered on Harlem's Lafargue Mental Hygiene Clinic - the first non-segregated psychiatric clinic in New York City - as a case study for the social and economic conditions of the neighborhood. He chose Parks to create the accompanying photographs and during the winter months of 1948, the two roamed the streets of Harlem. In 1952 they worked together again on "A Man Becomes Invisible" for the August 25 issue of Life magazine, which promoted Ellison's newly released novel. This is the first publication on Parks' and Ellison's collaboration on these two projects, one of which was lost while the other was published only in reduced form. The catalogue provides an in-depth look at the artists' shared vision of black life in America, with Harlem as its nerve center. Book published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name originating at The Art Institute of Chicago, 21 May to 28 August 2016." -- from artist's website
Trading twelves : the selected letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray by Ralph Ellison( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
"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
The city in crisis by Ralph Ellison( Book )
8 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Tell about the South : voices in black & white ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
Tell about the South : the story of modern southern literature ( visu )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
One hundred major modern writers : essays for composition by Robert Atwan( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Romare Bearden : paintings and projections by State University of New York at Albany( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Ralph Ellison : living with music ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The collected essays of Ralph Ellison by Ralph Ellison( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Compiled and edited by Ellison's literary executor, John F. Callahan, this collection includes previously uncollected and newly discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews in addition to the essay collections Shadow and Act and Going to the Territory . The preface is written by Saul Bellow
Contemporary American prose by Clarence W Wachner( Book )
1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Paintings and projections [exhibition], the Art Gallery, State University of New York at Albany, November 25 through December 22, 1968 by Romare Bearden( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Ellison, Ralph
Ellison, Ralph W.
Ellison, Ralph W. 1914-1994
Ellison , Ralph Waldo
Ellison, Ralph Waldo 1914-1994
Ralph Ellison Amerikaans schrijver
Ralph Ellison amerikanischer Autor
Ralph Ellison amerykański pisarz
Ralph Waldo Ellison scrittore, saggista e critico musicale statunitense
Waldo Ellison, Ralph 1914-1994
Эллисон, Ральф
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אליסון, ראלף
אליסון, רלף
רלף אליסון
رالف الیسون
رالف إيلسون
राल्फ एलिसन
რალფ ელისონი
랠프 엘리슨
엘리슨, 랠프 1914-1994
엘리슨, 랠프 왈도 1914-1994
エリスン, ラルフ
ラルフ・エリソン
拉尔夫·艾里森
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German (16)
Italian (15)
French (14)
Spanish (14)
Chinese (8)
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Korean (2)
Hungarian (2)
Polish (2)
Finnish (2)
Norwegian (2)
Malay (1)
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Greek, Modern [1453- ] (1)
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