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The Resource Ralph Ellison : a biography, Arnold Rampersad

Ralph Ellison : a biography, Arnold Rampersad

Label
Ralph Ellison : a biography
Title
Ralph Ellison
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Arnold Rampersad
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The definitive biography of an important American cultural intellectual of the twentieth century--Ralph Ellison, author of the masterpiece Invisible Man. In 1953, Ellison's explosive story of a young black man's search for truth and identity catapulted him to national prominence. Ellison earned many honors, but his failure to publish a second novel, despite years of striving, haunted him for the rest of his life. Rampersad, the first scholar given complete access to Ellison's papers, provides a complex portrait of an unusual artist and human being. This biography describes a man of magnetic personality who counted Saul Bellow, Langston Hughes, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Richard Wilbur, Albert Murray, and John Cheever among his closest friends; a man whose life and art were shaped mainly by his unyielding desire to produce magnificent art and by his resilient faith in the moral and cultural strength of America.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 818/.5409
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3555.L625
LC item number
Z8725 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ralph Ellison : a biography, Arnold Rampersad
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0619/2006026464.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-624) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
657 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375408274
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006026464
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Quarter bound in patterned brown paper, stamped in gilt on spine; brown paper over boards. Purchase, Eso Won Books, 2007.
Other control number
40014091529
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70921481
  • ucoclc70921481
Label
Ralph Ellison : a biography, Arnold Rampersad
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0619/2006026464.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [569]-624) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
657 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780375408274
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006026464
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Quarter bound in patterned brown paper, stamped in gilt on spine; brown paper over boards. Purchase, Eso Won Books, 2007.
Other control number
40014091529
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)70921481
  • ucoclc70921481

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