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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 169–189.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Richard Purcell “The Enigma of Arrival; or, When Should We Have Read Ralph Ellison’s Three Days Before the Shooting ?” is a review essay that looks at the context in which we as readers have come to receive Ellison’s posthumously published novel. It is also a provocation that suggests a way...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Ronald A. T. Judy Duke University Press 2003 Ralph Ellison: The Next Fifty Years Ronald A. T. Judy When Jonathan Arac and I sat down in my dining room four years ago in July 1999—at his strong suggestion, I must say—we could have...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 21–45.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Kevin Bell Duke University Press 2003 The Embrace of Entropy: Ralph Ellison and the Freedom Principle of Jazz Invisible Kevin Bell For Lee Morgan and John Gilmore 1. Space Music...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 65–96.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Donald E. Pease Duke University Press 2003 Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke: The Nonsymbolizable (Trans)Action Donald E. Pease 1. Ralph Ellison Signifying on the Shadow in Kenneth Burke’s Symbolic Action Thus...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 157–174.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Kenneth W. Warren Duke University Press 2003 Ralph Ellison and the Problem of Cultural Authority Kenneth W. Warren In her controversial essay ‘‘Reflections on Little Rock originally writ- ten for Commentary magazine but published...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 11–30.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison and The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow succeeded stylistically and thematically where Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea and William Faulkner's A Fable did not. They offered a new vitality to overcome critics' discourse of the “death of the novel” and probed...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (2): 241–256.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Richard Purcell In “Did the Digital Age Kill the Literary Star?” Richard Purcell looks back on Adam Bradley's Ralph Ellison in Progress: From “Invisible Man” to “Three Days before the Shooting” in light of Edward Snowden's revelations that the White House and the National Security Agency have been...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (1): 19–34.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., producing exhibitions such as Amateurs , organized by Ralph Rugoff at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, or Enthusiasts , organized by Neil Cummings and Marysia Lewandoska at Chelsea College, London, or the installation by Michel Gondry at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. This new epoch opens up...
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boundary 2 (2024) 51 (1): 143–178.
Published: 01 February 2024
... and problematics. Focusing primarily on Spillers's mapping of novels by Paule Marshall, Ralph Ellison, and William Faulkner, the essay examines how her work consistently brings history into play alongside mobilizations of myth-criticism, narratology, and religious thought—fields that have notoriously evaded...
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Published: 01 February 2022
Figure 1 World Union of Documentary founding meeting in Brussels, June 1947. Standing left to right: Geoffrey Smith, Edgar Anstey, Henri Storck, Jean Painlevé, Joris Ivens, Theodor Balk, Gaston Bouthoul, Ralph Bond. Seated left to right: Iris Barry, Basil Wright, Jiři Lehovec, Jerzy Toeplitz More
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 115–136.
Published: 01 May 2003
... of humor, for when Americans can no longer laugh at each other, they have to fight one another. —Ralph Ellison, ‘‘American Humor’’ Louis Armstrong is one of the inventors of jazz, a true revolutionary in art. He is the key figure in the invention of the instrumental jazz solo...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 221–223.
Published: 01 May 2003
... of Literature at Columbia Uni- versity and has been the director of Columbia’s Center for Jazz Studies since 1999. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including The Craft of Ralph Ellison (1980), Living with Music: Ralph Ellison’s Essays on Jazz, and The Jazz Cadence of American Culture (1998...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 47–64.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Barry Shank Duke University Press 2003 Bliss, or Blackface Sentiment Barry Shank When Senator Sunraider delivers the final speech of his career in Ralph Ellison’s novel Juneteenth, he seems to articulate one of Ellison’s most...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 195–216.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Jonathan Arac Duke University Press 2003 Toward a Critical Genealogy of the U.S. Discourse of Identity: Invisible Man after Fifty Years Jonathan Arac 1 I start with a key moment late in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 137–155.
Published: 01 May 2003
... by the extent to which they embody the creed put forward by Pope in ‘‘An Essay on Criticismwhich is to say, by their ability to express ‘‘what oft’ was thought’’ in words that henceforward become an indispensable touchstone—then Ralph Ellison’s summary description of the blues in a 1945 review essay...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 97–114.
Published: 01 May 2003
... been touched before waking up slowly. —Björk Gudmundsdóttir, ‘‘Headphones from Post This essay forms part of a book-length manuscript in progress entitled Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-modernity. Earlier versions were presented in the context of ‘‘Ralph Ellison...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 175–194.
Published: 01 May 2003
... Book Award he had just won, Ralph Ellison told his audience that if he were asked in all seriousness what he considered to be the chief significance of Invisible Man as a fiction, he would reply, first, ‘‘its experimental attitude and, second, ‘‘its attempt to return to the mood of personal moral...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 151–165.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the great value of Herman Melville’s and Ralph Ellison’s work without hyperboles of either outrage or defensive- ness. Critics should not construct for our subjects a historically impossible purity. I aim to show common problems in the study of postcolonial litera- ture...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (2): 5–19.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., to the ideological context of all his essays to understand the import of America, because America, for Ellison, is quite a lot more than the nation-state entity called the United States. To get the right emphasis, we would need to recall the Democratic sublime of Whitman 1. Ralph Ellison, The Collected Essays...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (1): 3–15.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., NJ : Princeton University Press . Callahan John F. Conner Marc C. , eds. 2019 . Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison . New York : Random House . Díaz Junot . 2007 . The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao . New York : Riverhead Books . Joyce James . (1914) 1966...