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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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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.

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Ralph Ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminates the literature, music, and culture of both black and white America.

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ISBN:
9780679760009
Author:
Ellison, Ralph Waldo
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Ellison, Ralph Waldo
Author:
Ralph Ellison
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Afro-americans in literature
Subject:
African Americans in literature
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
31
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.14x5.14x.77 in. .67 lbs.

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