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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date March 1, 1995
Pages 317
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679760009
ISBN-10 0679760008
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.60 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
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With the same intellectual incisiveness and supple, stylish prose he brought to his classic novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminates the literature, music, and culture of both black and white America. His range is virtuosic, encompassing Mark Twain and Richard Wright, Mahalia Jackson and Charlie Parker, The Birth of a Nation and the Dante-esque landscape of Harlem—“the scene and symbol of the Negro’s perpetual alienation in the land of his birth.” Throughout, he gives us what amounts to an episodic autobiography that traces his formation as a writer as well as the genesis of Invisible Man.

On every page, Ellison reveals his idiosyncratic and often contrarian brilliance, his insistence on refuting both black and white stereotypes of what an African American writer should say or be. The result is a book that continues to instruct, delight, and occasionally outrage readers.



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Paperback
Book cover for 9780394717166 Book cover for 9780679760009
 
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Reissue edition from Vintage Books (March 1, 1995)
9780679760009 | details & prices | 317 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $15.00
About: With the same intellectual incisiveness and supple, stylish prose he brought to his classic novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminates the literature, music, and culture of both black and white America.
from Random House Inc (February 1, 1972)
9780394717166 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Ralph Ellison describes his development as a writer in the light of his racial identity and his early career as a musician
Prebinding
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from Turtleback Books (March 1, 1995)
9781417672080 | details & prices | List price $25.80
About: With the same intellectual incisiveness and supple, stylish prose he brought to his classic novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminates the literature, music, and culture of both black and white America.

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