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  • Flying Home and Other Stories

    By Ralph Ellison

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679776611
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: 1998
    Written between 1937 and 1954 and collected here for the first time, the thirteen pieces in this volume, six of which were never published during the author's lifetime, are drawn from early experiences - thedeath of a father, hoboing to Tuskegee Institute in pursuit of dream of becoming a musician. Stories that 'approach the simple elegance of Chekhov.' Now available in paperback. 224p.
  • Going to the Territory

    By Ralph Ellison

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679760016
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: March 1995
    The seventeen essays collected in this volume prove that Ralph Ellison was not only one of America's most dazzlingly innovative novelists but perhaps also our most perceptive and iconoclastic commentator on matters of literature, culture, and race. Here, he provides readers with dramatically fresh readings of William Faulkner and Richard Wright, along with new perspectives on the music of Duke Ellington and the art of Romare Bearden. He analyzes the subverse quality of black laughter, the mythic underpinnings of his own masterpiece Invisible Man, and the extent to which America's national identity rests on the contributions of African Americans. 338p.
  • Invisible Man

    By Ralph Ellison

    Our Price: $12.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375507915
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: March 2002
    An edition of the classic novel that is set from the first American edition of 1952 & commemorates the 75th anniversary of Random House.
  • Juneteenth

    By Ralph Ellison

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375707544
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 2000
    Shot on the Senate floor by a young black man, a dying racist senator summons an elderly black Baptist minister from Oklahoma to his side for a remarkable dialogue that reveals the deeply buried secrets of their shared past and the tragedy that reunites them. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.
  • Juneteenth: A Novel

    By Ralph Ellison

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394464572
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: May 1999
    Two men arrive at their most painful memories, memories that hold the key to understanding the mysteries of kinship and race that bind them. In his second novel, Ralph Ellison draws on the full richness of America'sblack cultural heritage to create the envelope inside of which these two retrace the course of their shared life in 'an anguished attempt' - from the dazzling range of vernacular sources in the novel's language to the way itsstructure echoes the call-and-response pattern of the black church and the riffs and bass lines of jazz. 368p.
  • Living with Music: Ralph Ellison's Jazz Writings (The Modern Library Classics)

    By Ralph Ellison

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375760235
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: May 2002
    Examines the lesser-known musical life of Ralph Ellison, author of Invisible Man, as seen through his fictional and non-fictional essays that include studies on the art of jazz and profiles of famous musicians. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
  • Shadow and Act

    By Ralph Ellison

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679760009
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: March 1995
    Ralph ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminatges 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 readers what amounts to an episodic autobiography that traces his formation as a writer as well as the genesis of his classic novel Invisible Man.

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