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Flying Home: And Other Stories
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date January 1, 1998
Pages 173
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679776611
ISBN-10 0679776613
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A collection of thirteen stories--six of which were unpublished during the author's lifetime--explores the themes of racism and the search for an African-American identity as it ranges from a Harlem bingo parlor to a Depression hobo jungle to Wales during World War II. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Written between 1937 and 1954 and now available in paperback for the first time, these thirteen stories are a potent distillation of the genius of Ralph Ellison. Six of them remained unpublished during Ellison's lifetime and were discovered among the author's effects in a folder labeled "Early Stories." But they all bear the hallmarks--the thematic reach, musically layered voices, and sheer ebullience--that Ellison would bring to his classic Invisible Man.

The tales in Flying Home range in setting from the Jim Crow South to a Harlem bingo parlor, from the hobo jungles of the Great Depression to Wales during the Second World War. By turns lyrical, scathing, touching, and transcendently wise, Flying Home and Other Stories is a historic volume, an extravagant last bequest from a giant of our literature.

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Hardcover
from Random House Inc (December 1, 1996)
9780679457046 | details & prices | 173 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $23.00
About: Presents a collection of thirteen previously unpublished stories written between 1937 and the 1950s
Paperback
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from Vintage Books (January 1, 1998)
9780679776611 | details & prices | 173 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Presents a collection of thirteen stories written between 1937 and the 1950s
With William D. Rohwer | from Holt Rinehart & Winston (June 1, 1974); titled "Understanding Intellectual Development: Three Approaches to Theory and Practice"

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