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Trading Twelves by Ralph Ellison
Book DescriptionThis absorbing collection of letters spans a decade in the lifelong friendship of two remarkable writers who engaged the subjects of literature, race, and identity with deep clarity and passion. The correspondence begins in 1950 when Ellison is living in New York City, hard at work on his enduring masterpiece, INVISIBLE MAN and Murray is a professor at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Mirroring a jam session in which two jazz musicians "trade twelves" - each improvising twelve bars of music around the same musical idea - their lively dialogue centers upon their respective writing, the jazz they both love so well, on travel, family, the work literary contemporaries, (including Richard Wright, James Baldwin, William Faulkner, and Ernest Hemingway) and the challenge of racial inclusiveness that they wish to pose to America through their craft. Ralph Ellison died in 1994.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375708053
(205mm x 135mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man, Paperback (August 2014)
Defeated and embittered by a country which treats him as a non-being, the 'invisible man' retreats into an underground cell, where the author smokes, drinks, listens to jazz and recounts his search for identity in white society.
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When he died in 1994, Ellison left behind hundreds of manuscript pages and notes related to his unfinished second novel. A portion of the manuscript has previously been published as "Juneteenth," but this volume presents the entire collection of material in all of its unedited glory.--"Library Journal."
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Author Biography - Ralph Ellison
Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma in 1914. He is the author of the novel "Invisible Man" (1952), as well as numerous essays and short stories. He died in New York City in 1994. Random House published "Juneteenth," the book-length excerpt from his unfinished second novel, posthumously in 1999. Albert Murray was born in Alabama in 1916. A cultural critic, biographer, essayist, and novelist, he has taught at several colleges, including Colgate and Barnard, and his works include "The Omni-Americans," "South to a Very Old Place," "Train Whistle Guita"r, "The Blue Devils of Nada," and "The Seven League Boots." Murray lives in New York City. John F. Callahan is Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He is the editor of "Juneteenth" and the Modern Library edition of "The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison." Callahan is the literary executor of Ralph Ellison's estate. "From the Hardcover edition."
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