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The Resource Ralph Ellison : a biography, Arnold Rampersad

Ralph Ellison : a biography, Arnold Rampersad

Label
Ralph Ellison : a biography
Title
Ralph Ellison
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Arnold Rampersad
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The definitive biography of an important American cultural intellectual of the twentieth century--Ralph Ellison, author of the masterpiece Invisible Man. In 1953, Ellison's explosive story of a young black man's search for truth and identity catapulted him to national prominence. Ellison earned many honors, but his failure to publish a second novel, despite years of striving, haunted him for the rest of his life. Rampersad, the first scholar given complete access to Ellison's papers, provides a complex portrait of an unusual artist and human being. This biography describes a man of magnetic personality who counted Saul Bellow, Langston Hughes, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Richard Wilbur, Albert Murray, and John Cheever among his closest friends; a man whose life and art were shaped mainly by his unyielding desire to produce magnificent art and by his resilient faith in the moral and cultural strength of America.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rampersad, Arnold
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ellison, Ralph
  • Novelists, American
  • African American novelists
Label
Ralph Ellison : a biography, Arnold Rampersad
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-624) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • The recognition of necessity
  • 6.
  • The numbed and the seething
  • 7.
  • A mighty book, a mighty theme
  • 8.
  • The agon of writing
  • 9.
  • In the home stretch
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Finish line
  • 11.
  • Annus mirabilis
  • 12.
  • Second act
  • 13.
  • Adventure in Rome
  • 14.
  • The pleasures of home
  • In the territory
  • 15.
  • Hanging fire
  • 16.
  • Tell it like it is, baby
  • 17.
  • A "lone-star" Negro
  • 18.
  • Professor in the humanities
  • 19.
  • The monkey on his back
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The uncanny penetration of the past
  • 21.
  • Flying home
  • Books by Ralph Ellison
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Leaving the territory
  • 3.
  • In a land most strange
  • 4.
  • A shock of transition
Control code
ocm70921481
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
657 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375408274
Lccn
2006026464
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Ralph Ellison : a biography, Arnold Rampersad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-624) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • The recognition of necessity
  • 6.
  • The numbed and the seething
  • 7.
  • A mighty book, a mighty theme
  • 8.
  • The agon of writing
  • 9.
  • In the home stretch
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Finish line
  • 11.
  • Annus mirabilis
  • 12.
  • Second act
  • 13.
  • Adventure in Rome
  • 14.
  • The pleasures of home
  • In the territory
  • 15.
  • Hanging fire
  • 16.
  • Tell it like it is, baby
  • 17.
  • A "lone-star" Negro
  • 18.
  • Professor in the humanities
  • 19.
  • The monkey on his back
  • 2.
  • 20.
  • The uncanny penetration of the past
  • 21.
  • Flying home
  • Books by Ralph Ellison
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • Leaving the territory
  • 3.
  • In a land most strange
  • 4.
  • A shock of transition
Control code
ocm70921481
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
657 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375408274
Lccn
2006026464
Other physical details
ill.

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