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Trading Twelves: the Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray (Vintage)

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Synopsis:

Compiles personal letters capturing a decade in the lifelong friendship of Albert Murray and Ralph Ellison, beginning in 1950 when Murray was a professor at Tuskegee Institute and Ellison was working on "Invisible Man".

About the Author

Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma in 1914. He is the author of the novel Invisible Man (1952), as well as numerous essays and short stories. He died in New York City in 1994. Random House published Juneteenth, the book-length excerpt from his unfinished second novel,  posthumously in 1999.

Albert Murray was born in Alabama in 1916. A cultural critic, biographer, essayist, and novelist, he has taught at several colleges, including Colgate and Barnard, and his works include The Omni-Americans, South to a Very Old Place, Train Whistle Guitar, The Blue Devils of Nada, and The Seven League Boots.  Murray lives in New York City.  

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

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375708053
Author:
Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray
Publisher:
Vintage
Preface:
Murray, Albert
Editor:
Murray, Albert
Editor:
Callahan, John F.
Author:
Ellison, Ralph Waldo
Author:
Murray, Albert
Author:
Ralph Ellison
Author:
Callahan, John
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Critics
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Novelists, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
United States Intellectual life.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
no. 252
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 PP. PHOTO SECTION (14 HALFTONES)
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.98x5.17x.55 in. .55 lbs.

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