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Shadow and Act by Ralph Ellison - Paperback - 1995 - from Sorensen Books : Your Vancouver Island Bookshop (SKU: Act100)

Shadow and Act

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Shadow and Act

by Ralph Ellison

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Sound clean copy. 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 thirty years after it was first published.

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A collection of writings from Ralph Ellison (author of Invisible Man ) that spans an era from World War II to the Vietnam War.

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Bookseller
Sorensen Books : Your Vancouver Island Bookshop CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
Act100
Title
Shadow and Act
Author
Ralph Ellison
Format/binding
Trade paperback
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage
Date published
1995
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction;

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