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Ralph Ellison and the Genius of America

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A provocative reappraisal of the legacy of a major American writer
Hardcover, 253 pages
Published March 26th 2012 by University of Massachusetts Press (first published December 31st 2011)
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Timothy Parrish, AM'88

From our pages (Sept–Oct/12): "Some critics believe that Ralph Ellison, whose 1952 novel Invisible Man described the early 20th-century African American experience, was a black intellectual out of touch with his time. But Florida State University English professor Timothy Parrish argues that Ellison is the most important American writer since William Faulkner. Parrish, drawing on archival materials and unpublished correspondence, uses jazz artist Wynton Marsalis's cha
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