The critical response to Ralph Ellison / edited by Robert J. Butler

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Subjects: African Americans in literature
Ellison, Ralph--Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000
Series: Critical responses in arts and letters no. 35
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xlv, 243 p. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Series Foreword / Cameron Northouse
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chronology
Overview: A Conversation with Ralph Ellison
Study and Experience: An Interview with Ralph Ellison / Robert B. Stepto, Michael S. Harper 3
Early Reviews of Invisible Man
A Review of Invisible Man / Orville Prescott 19
A Negro in America / Irving Howe 21
Black and Blue: A Negro Celine / William Barrett 23
Man Underground / Saul Bellow 27
The Deep Pit / Lloyd L. Brown 31
A Novel Is a Novel / Richard Chase 35
Eccentric's Pilgrimage / R. W. B. Lewis 39
From Native Son to Invisible Man: A Review of the Literature of the Negro for 1952 / Alain Locke 41
Seminal Studies
Ralph Ellison's Modern Version of Brer Bear and Brer Rabbit in Invisible Man / Floyd R. Horowitz 45
Ralph Ellison and the Afro-American Folk and Cultural Tradition / George E. Kent 51
Contemporary Readings of Invisible Man
Luminosity from the Lower Frequencies / Leon Forrest 61
To Move Without Moving: An Analysis of Creativity and Commerce in Ralph Ellison's Trueblood Episode / Houston A. Baker, Jr. 73
Dante's Inferno and Ellison's Invisible Man: A Study in Literary Continuity / Robert J. Butler 95
Frequencies of Eloquence: The Performance and Composition of Invisible Man / John F. Callahan 107
He Speaks for Whom? Inscription and Reinscription of Women in Invisible Man and The Salt Eaters / Anne Folwell Stanford 115
Ellison's Short Fiction
Ralph Ellison's "Flying Home" / Joseph F. Trimmer 129
In Need of Folk: The Alienated Protagonists of Ralph Ellison's Short Fiction / Mary Ellen Doyle 135
Ellison's "Black Eye": Transforming Pain into Vision / Robert J. Butler 141
Ellison's Non-Fiction
The Wright Interpretation: Ralph Ellison and the Anxiety of Influence / Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr. 149
The Testament of Ralph Ellison / John M. Reilly 161
Ellison's Racial Variations on American Themes / Kun Jong Lee 173
Posthumous Assessments
The Oklahoma Kid / Stanley Crouch 195
Frequencies of Memory: A Eulogy for Ralph Waldo Ellison / John F. Callahan 199
The Achievement of Ralph Ellison / James W. Tuttleton 211
Juneteenth: Ralph Ellison's National Narrative / Robert J. Butler 217
Selected Bibliography 227
Index 239
Additional Authors: Butler, Robert, 1942-
Notes: LCCN: 00020767
ISBN: 0313302855 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-237) and index
OCLC Number: 43328905
ISBN/ISSN: 0313302855
1057-0993