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Ralph Ellison

American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer

1914   -   1994

genre: novel
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Tuskegee University, Douglass High School
occupation: writer, essayist, novelist, autobiographer, literary critic, music critic, journalist, prosaist, critic, literary scholar
award received: National Medal of Arts, Presidential Medal of Freedom, National Book Award, Langston Hughes Medal, National Book Award for Fiction, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎
influenced by: Ernest Hemingway

Ralph Waldo Ellison (March 1, 1913 – April 16, 1994) was an African-American novelist, literary critic, and scholar best known for his novel Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953. He also wrote Shadow and Act (1964), a collection of political, social and critical essays, and Going to the Territory (1986). For The New York Times, the best of these essays in addition to the novel put him "among the gods of America's literary Parnassus." A posthumous novel, Juneteenth, was published after being assembled from voluminous notes he left upon his death.
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Invisible Man

novel by Ralph Ellison published 1952

author: Ralph Ellison



1999 novel by Ralph Ellison

author: Ralph Ellison


Shadow and Act

book by Ralph Ellison

author: Ralph Ellison


Juneteenth : a novel

author: Ralph Ellison

Trading twelves

author: Ralph Ellison

Going to the territory

author: Ralph Ellison

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