Black Authors : Ralph Ellison New Book

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  1. LindaChavis

    LindaChavis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The publication of this behemoth compilation of Ellison's efforts toward his never-finished second novel is assuredly an event—readers will find much of what the author of Invisible Man labored over for decades, and from which Juneteenth was extracted. With multiple versions of and fragments from the massive work (assembled by editors John F. Callahan and Adam Bradley), this edition will have the greatest appeal to Ellison enthusiasts and scholars, as well as to readers interested in the punishing process of novelistic composition. This volume contains countless passages of breathtaking prose, touching upon America and its mystic motto of national purpose violently aflutter. The story that weaves through these drafts centers on the relationship between Alonzo Hickman, a black preacher, and the race-baiting senator raised by Hickman—Adam Sunraider, of ambiguous race, living as a white man and the object of an assassination plot. The sense of struggle and chaos, in terms of the nation's impossible desires and Ellison's creative drive, is chillingly palpable throughout. The editors have performed a true feat of literary archeology in gathering an astounding bulk of prose that's highly attuned to the deeply divided American condition. (Feb.)
     
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    Hi Linda!

    what's the name of the book? do we know yet?
     
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    wow wow.. this is exactly what I have been waiting for.. I refused to read
    Juneteenth because he didn't put it out.. I just pre-ordered Three Days
    Before..
    from Amazon.. thank you Linda.. :)

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    The Editor of the Book is also putting out a book about the book..
    called: Ralph Ellison in Progress: From "Invisible Man" to "Three Days Before the Shooting . . . "

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    Click the book to go to Amazon.​
     
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    got it got it got it in my hands.. I cancelled my order from Amazon the same
    day I made it.. I didn't want to wait for shipping.. it hit the shelf
    yesterday.. I picked up a copy.. the only copy from Borders in Emeryville..
    it's solidly constructed.. and 1100 pages.. definitely worth my 50 dollars.

    I put a pre-review on Amazon.com mostly to preserve the 1st slot for my
    full review. Check it out: http://www.amazon.com/review/R38EEEYP8QN6PJ/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm
     
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    I'm just about 80 pages in.. I've really been enjoying it.. he was a bit more
    overt with his comedy this time around..
     
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    I like Ellison work !!!!
    gotta get this one
     
  7. LindaChavis

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    I forgot

    I posted this..so thanks for commenting so I could read your review. I look forward to your comments when you finish it. I'll be getting a copy from the library to read


     
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    Adam Bradley, associate English professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and John Callahan, literary executor of the estate of Ralph Elison present Ralph Ellison's posthumous second novel, which is derived from over three thousand pages that the author left following his death in 1994. Ralph Ellison, the author of Invisible Man, never published another novel during his lifetime and worked on his follow-up book for forty years.
     
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