The Resource Juneteenth : a novel, Ralph Ellison ; edited by John F. Callahan

Juneteenth : a novel, Ralph Ellison ; edited by John F. Callahan

Label
Juneteenth : a novel
Title
Juneteenth
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Ellison ; edited by John F. Callahan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Washington, D.C., in the 1950s, Adam Sunraider, a race-baiting senator from a New England state, is mortally wounded by an assassin's bullet while making a speech on the Senate floor. To the shock of all who think they know him, Sunraider calls out from his deathbed for Hickman, an old black minister, to be brought to his side. The Reverend summoned; the two are left alone. Out of their conversation, and the inner rhythms of memories whose weight has been borne in silence for many long years, a story emerges. For this United States senator, once known as Bliss, was raised by Reverend Hickman in a religion- and music-steeped black community not unlike Ralph Ellison's own childhood home. He was brought up to be a preaching prodigy in a joyful black Baptist ministry that traveled throughout the South and the Southwest. Together one last time, the two men retrace the course of their shared life in "an anguished attempt, " Ellison once put it, "to arrive at the true shape and substance of a sundered past and its meaning." In the end the two men arrive at their most painful memories, memories that hold the key to understanding the mysteries of kinship and race that bind them, and to the senator's confronting how deeply estranged he has become from his true identity
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Ellison, Ralph
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.L625
LC item number
J86 1999
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Callahan, John F.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Attempted assassination
  • Racism
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
Label
Juneteenth : a novel, Ralph Ellison ; edited by John F. Callahan
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 368 p.
Isbn
9780394464572
Lccn
98044868
System control number
  • 280273
  • OCM40073930
  • 280273
  • 280273
Label
Juneteenth : a novel, Ralph Ellison ; edited by John F. Callahan
Publication
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxiii, 368 p.
Isbn
9780394464572
Lccn
98044868
System control number
  • 280273
  • OCM40073930
  • 280273
  • 280273

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