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Ellison, Ralph

Overview
Works: 599 works in 1,864 publications in 21 languages and 113,013 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Short stories  Action and adventure fiction  Essays  Domestic fiction  History  Biographies 
Subject Headings: Jazz musicians 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Performer, Other, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Creator
Classifications: PS3555.L625, 813.54
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Invisible man by Ralph Ellison( Book )

436 editions published between 1947 and 2019 in 22 languages and held by 10,965 WorldCat member 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
Juneteenth : a novel by Ralph Ellison( Book )

42 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and German and held by 2,785 WorldCat member 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 )

84 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays concerned with literature and folklore, Negro musical expression and the complex relationship between the Negro American and North American culture as a whole
Flying home and other stories by Ralph Ellison( Book )

55 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,069 WorldCat member 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
Living with music : Ralph Ellison's jazz writings by Ralph Ellison( Book )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member 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
Black short story anthology by Woodie King( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the stories in this volume stands by itself as a finely wrought individual expression of one Black writer's experience, talent, and vision
Three days before the shooting-- by Ralph Ellison( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member 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
Invisible man by Ralph Ellison( Recording )

49 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Black man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility
How we live : contemporary life in contemporary fiction : an anthology by Penney Chapin Hills( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents "short stories, novellas, and self-contained excerpts from novels in such a way that we are given a comprehensive psychological-sociological account of our life and times."
Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison( Recording )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Washington D.C., in the 1950's, Senator Sunraider is mortally wounded by an assasin'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
Buying time : an anthology celebrating 20 years of the literature program of the National Endowment for the Arts( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology presents poetry, prose, and drama by thirty six writers who, often early in their careers, received fellowships from the Literature Program of the National Endowment for the Arts. The writers included represent each year that grants were awarded, and their work demonstrates the tremendous range of talent and diversity of theme and style, of writers supported by the Endowment. The volume includes Isaac Bashevis Singer's "The Slaughterer"; Allen Ginsberg's long poem "The Plutonian Ode"; poems by Galway Kinnel, W.S. Merwin, and John Berryman; a section of Maria Irene Fornes' play "Fefu and Her Friends" May Sarton's short story "The Silent Minister"; and excerpts from books by Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, and Rita Mae Brown. Other contributors include: Grace Paley, John Gardner, Maxine Hong Kingston, Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff. The appendix lists all 1200 recipients of awards and fellowships since 1966. ISBN 0-915308-72-X : $20.00
The writer's experience by Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city in crisis by Ralph Ellison( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

40 short stories : a portable anthology by Beverly Lawn( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tell about the South : voices in black & white( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member 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
The collected essays of Ralph Ellison by Ralph Ellison( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete collection of essays, reviews, interviews, and criticism by the acclaimed author of Invisible Man includes the collections Shadow and Act and Going to the Territory, along with newly discovered and previously uncollected works, covering such topics as literature, folklore, jazz, black culture, and the African-American experience
Onzichtbare man by Ralph Ellison( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in Dutch and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een zwarte man voelt, in het begin van de 20e eeuw, hoe diep rassendiscriminatie in de Amerikaanse samenleving is geworteld, ook al is de slavernij al lang afgeschaft
Going to the territory by Ralph Ellison( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of one of the most formidable figures in American intellectual life."--Washington Post Book World 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. In Going to the Territory, Ellison provides us 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 subversive quality of black laughter, the mythic underpinnings of his masterpiece Invisible Man, and the extent to which America's national identity rests on the contributions of African Americans. Erudite, humane, and resounding with humor and common sense, the result is essential Ellison. From the Trade Paperback edition
Tell about the South : the story of modern southern literature by Ross Spears( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Invisible man
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Juneteenth : a novelShadow and actFlying home and other storiesLiving with music : Ralph Ellison's jazz writingsThree days before the shooting--Invisible manJuneteenth40 short stories : a portable anthology
Alternative Names
Ellison Ralph

Ellison, Ralph W.

Ellison, Ralph W. 1914-1994

Ellison Ralph Waldo

Ellison, Ralph Waldo 1914-1994

Ralph Ellison americký vedec a spisovateľ

Ralph Ellison Amerikaans schrijver

Ralph Ellison amerikanischer Autor

Ralph Ellison amerikansk författare

Ralph Ellison amerykański pisarz

Ralph Ellison intellectuel et écrivain américain

Ralph Ellison usona verkisto

Ralph Waldo Ellison scrittore, saggista e critico musicale statunitense

Waldo Ellison, Ralph 1914-1994

Ралф Елисон

Ралф Эллисон

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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