Synopses & Reviews
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.
From the Hardcover edition.