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The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison [electronic resource]
The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison [electronic resource]
Ellison, Ralph2019
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These extensive and revealing letters span the life of Ralph Ellison and provide a remarkable window into the great writer’s life and work, his friendships, rivalries, anxieties, and all the questions about identity, art, and the American soul that would bedevil and inspire him until his death. They include early notes to his mother, written as an impoverished college student; lively exchanges with the most distinguished American writers and thinkers of his time, from Romare Bearden, Saul Bellow, and friends and family from his hometown of Oklahoma City, whose influence would always be paramount.These letters are beautifully rendered, first-person accounts of Ellison’s life and work, and his observations of a changing world, showing his metamorphosis from a wide-eyed student into a towering public intellectual who confronted and articulated America’s complexities in words.
Imprint:
[Place of publication not identified] : Random House, 2019
Collation:
1 online resource (1 text file)
ISBN:
9780812998535
Language:
English
BRN:
3050140
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