Search Results: "Ralph Ellison"


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FLYING HOME by Ralph Ellison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1996

"Glorious, pre—Invisible Man riffs—and another fine addition to the Ellison oeuvre."
This marvelous collection of 13 stories, six of which were never published during Ellison's lifetime, partly explains the phenomenon of Invisible Man, itself no ordinary first book. Read full book review >

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GOING TO THE TERRITORY by Ralph Ellison
NON-FICTION
Released: July 23, 1986

"It's the only awkwardness in an otherwise magisterial performance."
In sonorous, often autobiographical terms, these essays (reprinted from speeches and articles originally published between 1963-83) survey the role of the artist in society, the role of society in fiction, and the relationship of black cultural values to American myths and the American dream. Read full book review >

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INVISIBLE MAN by Ralph Ellison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 1952

"Watch it."
An extremely powerful story of a young Southern Negro, from his late high school days through three years of college to his life in Harlem. Read full book review >

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SHADOW AND ACT by Ralph Ellison
Released: Oct. 26, 1964

"A polemical rebuttal top Irving Howe re social protest and esthetic integrity is as spunky and as topical as anyone could wish."
Ellison's Invisible Man is our finest, perhaps only really major Negro novel; certainly a literary marker of the last decades. Read full book review >

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THREE DAYS BEFORE THE SHOOTING by Ralph Ellison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2010

"A fascinating look inside Ellison's methods and concerns as a writer—and a great story as well."
The unfinished second novel from Invisible Man author Ellison, an edited version of which appeared in 1999 under the title Juneteenth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A tribute to the remarkable strength of a family in the face of disaster."
A potently straightforward account of how Brooke Ellison managed to attend a mainstream public school and graduate from Harvard after being struck by a car and paralyzed from the neck down at age 11. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2010

"A gripping reconstruction of a media story whose implications have yet to fully unfold."
A former Wall Street Journal reporter delivers a behind-the-scenes account of Rupert Murdoch's takeover of the venerable publication. Read full book review >

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RETURN TO INDEPENDENCE BASIN by Matt Ellison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 19, 2016

"A haunting but hopeful story of the new West and the unlikely passions it stirs."
A man returns to the small Western town where he grew up and finds that his family history won't stay buried in this debut novel. Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM GHOST TOWN by Kate Ellison
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 12, 2013

"Sudsy but satisfying. (Paranormal romance. 14 & up)"
A teenage girl gets clues from her dead best friend that help solve his murder in this soapy paranormal romance. Read full book review >