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Trading Twelves: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray

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This absorbing collection of letters spans a decade in the lifelong friendship of two remarkable writers who engaged the subjects of literature, race, and identity with deep clarity and passion. The correspondence begins in 1950 when Ellison is living in New York City, hard at work on his enduring masterpiece, Invisible Man , and Murray is a professor at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Mirroring a jam session in which two jazz musicians "trade twelves"--each improvising twelve bars of music around the same musical idea ...

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Trading Twelves: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray
2001, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375708053

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Trading Twelves: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray
2000, Modern Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375503672

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