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The Black Ball (Penguin Modern) Paperback – 22 February 2018

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About the Author

Ralph Waldo Ellison (1914-94) was born in Oklahoma. In 1936 he went to New York, where he met the writers Langston Hughes and Richard Wright; shortly afterwards his stories and articles began to appear in magazines and journals. His debut novel, Invisible Man (1952), won the National Book Award and established Ellison as a major figure in twentieth-century fiction.

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  • ASIN : 0241339227
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics (22 February 2018)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 64 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780241339220
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0241339220
  • Item Weight : 50 g
  • Dimensions : 16 x 0.3 x 11 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

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Reviewed in India on 5 April 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ourtanding writing.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 June 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting mix of essays - not his best material but a range of work I hadn't seen ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 November 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short, powerful stories
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 August 2018
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short, powerful stories
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 August 2018
Some powerful stuff packed into some very short stories. Unusually, and somewhat disturbingly, Ellison's writing on race and prejudice in Southern USA gets more prescient as the years go by.
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