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Ellison, Ralph

Overview
Works: 528 works in 1,583 publications in 19 languages and 105,976 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  History  Biography  Essays  Documentary films  Psychological fiction  Internet videos  Dystopian fiction 
Subject Headings: Jazz musicians 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Performer, Dedicatee, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3555.L625, 813.54
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Invisible man by Ralph Ellison( Book )

408 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 10,672 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. 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
Juneteenth : a novel by Ralph Ellison( Book )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,723 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 )

76 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,716 WorldCat member 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."--Back cover
Flying home and other stories by Ralph Ellison( Book )

55 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,002 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 )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,026 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
Three days before the shooting-- by Ralph Ellison( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 978 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 )

34 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison( Recording )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Washington D.C., in the 1950s, Senator Sunraider is mortally wounded by an assassin's bullet. From his deathbed, he calls out for Hickman, an old black minister. Out of their conversation and memories born in silence, a story emerges
The writer's experience by Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund( Book )

10 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city in crisis by Ralph Ellison( Book )

8 editions published between 1966 and 1970 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 68 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 )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 52 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
Tell about the South : the story of modern southern literature by Ross Spears( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 37 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
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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred major modern writers : essays for composition by Robert Atwan( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going to the territory by Ralph Ellison( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 28 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
De retour au pays : et autres nouvelles by Ralph Ellison( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La progression de ces treize nouvelles correspond à ce que l'auteur connaissait ou imaginait de son enfance et de son adolescence. C'est la période de la normalité trompeuse des années 20, le choc de la dépression puis de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, quand l'expérience des Noirs révèle leurs espoirs et leurs impossibilités
Ralph Ellison : living with music( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary American prose by Clarence W Wachner( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invisible Man : notes, including life of Ellison, critical commentaries, character analyses, Invisible man and Conrad's Heart of darkness, review questions, selected bibliography by Jeanne Inness( Book )

5 editions published between 1969 and 1996 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes on a story that records a black American man's progression from youthful affirmation to a sense of total rejection. Includes a new introduction written by the author
 
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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 Ellison usona verkisto

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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Juneteenth : a novelShadow and actFlying home and other storiesLiving with music : Ralph Ellison's jazz writingsThree days before the shooting--Invisible manJuneteenthThe collected essays of Ralph Ellison