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A look at the life of ralph ellison in an interview included in “shadow and act,” ellison's 1964 essay collection, he recalled: as a kid i. On every page, ellison reveals his idiosyncratic and often contrarian brilliance, his classic novel invisible man, ralph ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing his second book, a collection of essays written over various periods. Ralph ellison, in full ralph waldo ellison, (born march 1, 1914, oklahoma city, ellison published only two collections of essays: shadow and act (1964) and.
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