Shadow and Act

ELLISON, Ralph. Shadow and Act.

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ELLISON, Ralph. Shadow and Act. London, Secker & Warburg, [1967].

8vo. Original boards with dust-wrappers (price-clipped); pp. xxii, [2], 317; minimal wear to edges of wrappers, otherwise very good.
First UK edition of this collection of critical essays, described by the author of Invisible Man 'are concerned with three general themes: with literature and folklore, with Negro musical expression - especially jazz and the blues - and with the complex relationship between the Negro American sub-culture and the North American culture as a whole' (inside front flap of wrapper).