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John Callahan

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John F. Callahan is Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. His writings include a novel, A Man You Could Love. He is the editor of the Modern Library edition of The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison and is the literary executor of Ralph Ellison’s estate.

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The Best of Callahan

Written by John Callahan


Format: eBook, 96 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: November 19, 2008
Price: $11.99

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Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Written by John Callahan


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 14, 1990
Price: $13.00

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Three Days Before the Shooting . . .

Written by Ralph Ellison
Edited by John Callahan and Adam Bradley


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $18.99

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Three Days Before the Shooting . . .

Written by Ralph Ellison
Edited by John Callahan and Adam Bradley


Format: Trade Paperback, 1136 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $25.00

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The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison

Written by Ralph Ellison
Preface by Saul Bellow
Edited by John Callahan


Format: Trade Paperback, 904 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $18.00

Compiled, edited, and newly revised by Ralph Ellison’s literary executor, John F. Callahan, this Modern Library Paperback Classic includes posthumously discovered reviews, criticism, and interviews, as well as the essay collections Shadow and Act (1964), hailed by Robert Penn Warren as “a body of cogent and subtle commentary on the questions... Read more >
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The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison

Written by Ralph Ellison
Preface by Saul Bellow
Edited by John Callahan


Format: eBook, 904 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 1, 2011
Price: $14.99

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Trading Twelves
The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray
Written by Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray
Preface by Albert Murray
Edited by John Callahan
Introduction by John Callahan


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $15.00

The correspondence between Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray begins in 1950 when Ellison is living in New York City, hard at work on his enduring masterpiece, Invisible Man, and Murray is a professor at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Mirroring a jam session in which two jazz musicians "trade twelves"—each improvising twelve... Read more >
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Trading Twelves
The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray
Written by Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray
Preface by Albert Murray
Edited by John Callahan
Introduction by John Callahan


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 28, 2010
Price: $11.99

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