These three volumes have been redesigned and reissued to commemorate the first anniversary of Ellison's death.
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A new book by the author of Invisible Man is always a welcome event. Like Ellison's Shadow and Act , this collection of essays, addresses, and reviews deals with topics in literature, music, and race relations. "Remembering Richard Wright," "Homage to Duke Ellington on His Birthday," and "What America Would Be Like Without the Blacks" are among the essays included. While most of these essays have appeared previously, reprinting them here is nevertheless useful. When read together, they resonate off one another, reinforcing Ellison's emphasis on what blacks and whites share rather than on their differences. Throughout, Ellison tries to view American culture as a cloth of one piece. His analysis of the growth of that culture, and of the dynamic interaction of the diverse elements within it, is perceptive and convincing. Highly recommended. William Gargan, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., CUNY
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.