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Publisher Comments:

Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century.The nameless narrator of the novel describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of "the Brotherhood", and retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible Man he imagines himself to be.The book is a passionate and witty tour de force of style, strongly influenced by T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land, Joyce, and Dostoevsky.

Synopsis:

A fictional examination of the place of African Americans in American society.

Synopsis:

An African-American man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.

About the Author

\Ralph Ellison was born in Okalahoma and trained as a musician at Tuskegee Institute from 1933 to 1936, at which time a visit to New York and a meeting with Richard Wright led to his first attempts at fiction. Invisible Man won the National Book Award and the Russwurm Award. Appointed to the Academy of American Arts and Letters in 1964, Ellison taught at many colleges including Bard College, the University of Chicago, and New York University where he was Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities from 1970 through 1980. Ralph Ellison died in 1994.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307743992
Publisher:
Vintage International
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Ralph Ellison
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Social conditions -- To 1964 -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
African American men
Subject:
Literature, Modern
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
LIT-LOCKED CAS211EndCap
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Literature-Locked Case
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1952
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
581

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » African American » General
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Adventure
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » General

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Product details 581 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307743992 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A fictional examination of the place of African Americans in American society.
"Synopsis" by , An African-American man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.
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