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The collected essays of Ralph Ellison /

edited and with an introduction by John F. Callahan ; preface by Saul Bellow.

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Main Author: Ellison, Ralph.
Other Names: Callahan, John F., | Bellow, Saul,
Published: New York : Modern Library, ©2003.
Edition: Modern Library pbk. ed.
Series: Modern Library classics.
Topics: African Americans in literature. | Ellison, Ralph - Authorship.
Genres: Essays. | Essays.
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February -- A congress Jim Crow didn't attend -- Flamenco -- "Tell it like it is, Baby" -- Shadow and act: The seer and the seen: That same pain, that same pleasure: an interview -- Twentieth-century fiction and the black mask of humanity -- Change and joke and slip the yoke -- Stephen Crane and the mainstream of American fiction -- Richard Wright's blues -- Beating that boy -- Brave words for a startling occasion -- The world and the jug -- Hidden name and complex fate -- The art of fiction: an interview -- Sound and the mainstream: Living with music -- The golden age, time past -- As the spirit moves Mahalia -- Oh bird, bird-watching and jazz -- The Charlie Christian story -- Remembering Jimmy -- Blues people -- The shadow and the act: Some questions and some answers -- The shadow and the act -- The way it is -- Harlem is nowhere -- An American dilemma: a review -- Working notes for Invisible man -- A special message to subscribers -- Indivisible man -- James Armistead Lafayette -- Commencement address at the College of William and Mary -- Address to the Harvard College Alumni, Class of 1949 -- Haverford statement -- Homage to William L. Dawson -- Alain Locke -- Roscoe Dunjee and the American language -- Presentation to Bernard Malamud of the gold medal for fiction -- Introduction to the thirtieth anniversary edition of Invisible man -- Going to the territory: The little man at Chehaw Station -- On initiation rites and power: a lecture at West Point -- What these children are like -- The myth of the flawed white southerner -- If the Twain shall meet -- What America would be like without blacks -- Portrait of Inman Page: a dedication speech -- Going to the territory -- An extravagance of laughter -- Remembering Richard Wright -- Homage to Duke Ellington on his birthday -- The art of Romare Bearden -- Society, morality and the novel -- "A very stern discipline" -- The novel as a function of American democracy -- Perspective of literature -- "A completion of personality": a talk with Ralph Ellison -- On being the target of discrimination -- Bearden -- Notes for Class Day Talk at Columbia University -- Foreword to The beer can by the highway -- Address at the Whiting Foundation.

Table of Contents for: The collected essays of Ralph Ellison