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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.

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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.

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ISBN:
9780679760016
Author:
Ellison, Ralph Waldo
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Ellison, Ralph Waldo
Author:
Ralph Ellison
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
Minority group studies
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Ellison, Ralph
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Civilization.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Ellison, Ralph - Authorship
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
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Vintage International
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.00x5.26x.77 in. .63 lbs.

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