Juneteenth

Juneteenth

A Novel

Book - 2000 | First Vintage International edition
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The story of a black man who passes for white and becomes a race-baiting U.S. senator. When he is shot on the Senate floor, the first visitor in hospital is a black musician-turned-preacher who raised him. As the two men talk, their respective stories come out. An unfinished novel by the author of 'Invisible Man.'
Publisher: New York, NY : Vintage International : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2000
Edition: First Vintage International edition
Copyright Date: Preface,, ©2000
©1999
ISBN: 9780375707544
0375707549
9780394464572
0394464575
Call Number: FICTION ELLISON 2000
Characteristics: xxxi, 368 pages ; 21 cm

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The story of a black man who passes for white and becomes a race-baiting U.S. senator. When he is shot on the Senate floor, the first visitor in hospital is a Black musician-turned-preacher who raised him. As the two men talk, their respective stories come out. An unfinished novel by the author o... Read More »


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lukasevansherman
Jul 01, 2018

Ralph Ellison wrote one of the most influential and important books of the 20th century: "Invisible Man." This seemed like it was the start to a major literary career, but Ellison never wrote a follow-up novel. His other major work was a collection of essays titled "Shadow and Act." Ellison died in 1994; several years later his second novel, "Junetenth," named for the day slaves were freed in Texas, was published. It was culled from a massive manuscript (some 2,000 pages) and so is an unfinished novel. As such, it's somewhat uneven and unfocused, but is essential for anyone interested in Ellison, which should be anyone who is interested in 20th century American literature. Introduction by Charles Johnson.

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Stevenarntson
Apr 23, 2012

I mentioned this title in the ongoing review series "Literary Counterparts":

http://www.stevenarntson.com/2012/04/literary-counterparts-bronte-and.html

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