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"[A]n extraordinary book, a work of staggering virtuosity. With its publication, a giant world of literature has just grown twice as tall."--Newsday

From Ralph Ellison--author of the classic novel of African-American experience, Invisible Man--the long-awaited second novel. Here is the master of American vernacular--the rhythms of jazz and gospel and ordinary speech--at the height of his powers, telling a powerful, evocative tale of a prodigal of the twentieth century.

"Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chosen child become the man who would deny everything to achieve his goals? Brilliantly crafted, moving, wise, Juneteenth is the work of an American master.

About the Author

Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma City in 1914. He is the author of the novel Invisible Man (1952), winner of the National Book Award and one of the most important and influential American novels of the twentieth century, as well as numerous essays and short stories. He died in New York City in 1994.

John F. Callahan is Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He is the editor of the Modern Library edition of The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison and is literary executor of Ralph Ellison's estate.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375759543
Author:
Ellison, Ralph
Publisher:
Modern Library
Editor:
Bradley, Adam
Editor:
Callahan, John, Jr.
Author:
Ralph Ellison
Author:
Callahan, John
Author:
Bradley, Adam
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Paperbacks
Publication Date:
20110426
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1136
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.12 x 2.05 in 2.54 lb

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