Conversations with Ralph Ellison

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Conversations with Ralph Ellison

By Ralph Waldo Ellison; Maryemma Graham (Editor); Amritjit Singh (Editor)

University Press of Mississippi, Paperback, 9780878057818, 409pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 1995

Collections of interviews with notable modern writers

About the Author
Ralph Ellison was born in Okalahoma and trained as a musician at Tuskegee Institute from 1933 to 1936, at which time a visit to New York and a meeting with Richard Wright led to his first attempts at fiction. Invisible Man won the National Book Award and the Russwurm Award. Appointed to the Academy of American Arts and Letters in 1964, Ellison taught at many colleges including Bard College, the University of Chicago, and New York University where he was Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities from 1970 through 1980. Ralph Ellison died in 1994.

Maryemma Graham is a Professor of English at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

Amritjit Singh is a professor of English and African American studies at Ohio University.