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The Resource Ralph Ellison : a biography, Arnold Rampersad

Ralph Ellison : a biography, Arnold Rampersad

Label
Ralph Ellison : a biography
Title
Ralph Ellison
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Arnold Rampersad
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The definitive biography of an important American cultural intellectual of the twentieth century--Ralph Ellison, author of the masterpiece Invisible Man. In 1953, Ellison's explosive story of a young black man's search for truth and identity catapulted him to national prominence. Ellison earned many honors, but his failure to publish a second novel, despite years of striving, haunted him for the rest of his life. Rampersad, the first scholar given complete access to Ellison's papers, provides a complex portrait of an unusual artist and human being. This biography describes a man of magnetic personality who counted Saul Bellow, Langston Hughes, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Richard Wilbur, Albert Murray, and John Cheever among his closest friends; a man whose life and art were shaped mainly by his unyielding desire to produce magnificent art and by his resilient faith in the moral and cultural strength of America.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rampersad, Arnold
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3555.L625
LC item number
Z8725 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ellison, Ralph
  • Ellison, Ralph
  • Novelists, American
  • African American novelists
  • Romanciers américains
Label
Ralph Ellison : a biography, Arnold Rampersad
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-624) and index
Contents
In the territory -- Leaving the territory -- In a land most strange -- A shock of transition -- The recognition of necessity -- The numbed and the seething -- A mighty book, a mighty theme -- The agon of writing -- In the home stretch -- Finish line -- Annus mirabilis -- Second act -- Adventure in Rome -- The pleasures of home -- Hanging fire -- Tell it like it is, baby -- A "lone-star" Negro -- Professor in the humanities -- The monkey on his back -- The uncanny penetration of the past -- Flying home -- Books by Ralph Ellison
Control code
70921481
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
657 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375408274
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006026464
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)70921481
Label
Ralph Ellison : a biography, Arnold Rampersad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-624) and index
Contents
In the territory -- Leaving the territory -- In a land most strange -- A shock of transition -- The recognition of necessity -- The numbed and the seething -- A mighty book, a mighty theme -- The agon of writing -- In the home stretch -- Finish line -- Annus mirabilis -- Second act -- Adventure in Rome -- The pleasures of home -- Hanging fire -- Tell it like it is, baby -- A "lone-star" Negro -- Professor in the humanities -- The monkey on his back -- The uncanny penetration of the past -- Flying home -- Books by Ralph Ellison
Control code
70921481
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
657 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375408274
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006026464
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)70921481

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