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The Resource The selected letters of Ralph Ellison, edited by John F. Callahan and Marc C. Conner ; with introductory essays by John F. Callahan

The selected letters of Ralph Ellison, edited by John F. Callahan and Marc C. Conner ; with introductory essays by John F. Callahan

Label
The selected letters of Ralph Ellison
Title
The selected letters of Ralph Ellison
Statement of responsibility
edited by John F. Callahan and Marc C. Conner ; with introductory essays by John F. Callahan
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An autobiography through the previously unpublished letters of the renowned author of Invisible Man, with insights into the riddle of American identity, the writer's craft, and his own life and work. Over six decades (1933 to 1993), Ralph Ellison's extensive and revealing correspondence remarkably details his aspirations and anxieties, confidence and uncertainties throughout his personal and professional life. From early notes to his mother, as an impoverished college student; to debates with the most distinguished American writers and thinkers of his time, including Romare Bearden, Saul Bellow, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, and Alfred Kazin, among others; to exchanges with friends and family from his hometown of Oklahoma City, whose influence would always be paramount, these letters communicate the immense importance of Ellison's life and work. They show his metamorphosis from an impressionable youth into a cultured man of the world, from an aspiring composer into a distinguished novelist, and ultimately into a man who confronted America's many complexities through his words"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellison, Ralph
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
S3555.L625
LC item number
Z48 20189
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1940-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Callahan, John F.
  • Conner, Marc C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ellison, Ralph
  • Novelists, American
  • African American authors
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Letters
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / African American
Label
The selected letters of Ralph Ellison, edited by John F. Callahan and Marc C. Conner ; with introductory essays by John F. Callahan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1128094253
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1060 pages
Isbn
9780812998528
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2018020868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1128094253
Label
The selected letters of Ralph Ellison, edited by John F. Callahan and Marc C. Conner ; with introductory essays by John F. Callahan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1128094253
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1060 pages
Isbn
9780812998528
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2018020868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1128094253

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