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Juneteenth

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Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison
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May 25, 2021 | ISBN 9780593242100

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“For anyone who cares about American literature and the seemingly insolvable pain of race, Juneteenth is a must-read.”USA Today

Juneteenth is written with unmistakable Ellisonian zest, depth, and elegance. . . . The work holds together as a complete, aesthetically satisfying, and at times thrilling whole.”The Atlantic

“Impressionistic, jazzy, and Faulknerian, assembled from stories inside of stories, dreams, flights of memory, and bolts of rhetoric.”New York

“First-rate Ellison, exploring race and America in dreamlike prose.”The Wall Street Journal

“Ellison wrote better sentences than just about anybody. . . . Juneteenth is good the first time, better the second. His meanings slip and slide, they are associative, like American culture, where nothing is every quite what it seems, nor stays that way for long, and where absolutely nothing is purely black and white.”Newsweek

“A stunning achievement . . . Juneteenth is a tour de force of untutored eloquence. Ellison sought no less than to create a Book of Blackness, a literary composition of the tradition at its most sublime and fundamental.”—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Time

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