Flying Home and Other Stories

Author(s): Ralph Ellison


The best of Ralph Ellison's short fiction.
     Written between 1937 and 1954, these fourteen stories are a potent distillation of the genius of Ralph Ellison. Seven of them remained unpublished during Ellison's lifetime and one, 'A Storm of Blizzard Proportions' is now included in Flying Home for the first time. But they all bear the hallmarks that Ellison would bring to his classic Invisible Man: the thematic reach, musically layered voices, and sheer ebullience.
     The tales in Flying Home range in setting from the Jim Crow South to a Harlem bingo parlor, from the hobo jungles of the Great Depression to Wales during the Second World War. By turns lyrical, scathing, touching, and transcendently wise, Flying Home and Other Stories is a historic volume, an extravagant last bequest from a giant of our literature.

Product Information

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.

General Fields

  • : 9780241215050
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : 0.368
  • : June 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ralph Ellison
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : en
  • : 813.52
  • : 224