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Book Title: Flying Home: And Other Stories|
Date of issue: November 26th 1996
ISBN 13: 9780679457046
The author of the book: Ralph Ellison
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 773 KB
Edition: Random House (NY)
Read full description of the books Flying Home: And Other Stories:Written between 1937 and 1954 and collected here for the first time, "Flying Home and Other Stories" represents the best of Invisible Man author Ralph Ellison's short fiction. There are 13 pieces, six of which were never published in Ellison's lifetime. Ellison draws on his early experiences - his father's death when he was three; hoboing his way on a freight train to Tuskegee Institute to follow his early dreams of becoming a musician - to create stories that, according to "The Washington Post," "approach the simple elegance of Chekhov."
Read information about the authorRalph Ellison was a scholar and writer. He was born Ralph Waldo Ellison in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, named by his father after Ralph Waldo Emerson. Ellison was 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 after his death.
Ellison died of Pancreatic Cancer on April 16, 1994. He was eighty-one years old.
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