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Samuele F.S. Pardini

Samuel F. S. Pardini is Associate Professor of American Studies and Italian at Elon University, author of In the Name of the Mother: Italian Americans African Americans and Modernity from Booker T. Washington to Bruce Springsteen(2017), and winner of the 2018 IASA (Italian American Studies Association) Book Award.

The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison

The relationship between art and identity stands at the heart of the hundreds of letters that Ellison’s friend and literary executor, critic John F. Callahan and his co-editor Marc C. Conner, included in The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison, a collection that spans from the early 1930s, when 20-year-old Ellison hoboed on a train to get to Tuskegee to start following his dream of a music career, until June 1993, some nine months before the now celebrated and revered writer died of pancreatic cancer in his adopted hometown of New York City.

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OCT 2021

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