Ralph Ellison, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Ralph Ellison

American novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer

Date of Birth: 01-Mar-1914

Place of Birth: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Date of Death: 16-Apr-1994

Profession: writer, music critic, journalist, literary critic, novelist, essayist, autobiographer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Pisces


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About Ralph Ellison

  • Ralph Waldo Ellison (March 1, 1913 – April 16, 1994) was an American novelist, literary critic, and scholar best known for his novel Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953.
  • He also wrote Shadow and Act (1964), a collection of political, social and critical essays, and Going to the Territory (1986).
  • For The New York Times, the best of these essays in addition to the novel put him "among the gods of America's literary Parnassus." A posthumous novel, Juneteenth, was published after being assembled from voluminous notes he left upon his death.

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