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Invisible Man By Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man
by Ralph Ellison

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A novel about black lives in 1940s America, in which the unnamed narrator, defeated and embittered by a country which treats him as non-being, retreats into an underground cell, where he smokes, drinks, listens to jazz and recounts his search for identity in white society.
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Invisible Man Summary


Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

The 'invisible man' is the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison's blistering, impassioned novel of black lives in 1940s America. Defeated and embittered by a country which treats him as non-being, he has retreated into an underground cell, where he smokes, drinks, listens to jazz and recounts his search for identity in white society: as an optimistic student in the Deep South, in the north with the black activist group the Brotherhood, and in the Harlem race riots. Powerfully told, angry and often violent, "Invisible Man" goes beyond the compelling story of one man to evoke the lives of millions of African-Americans with an urgency that has potent relevance today.

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About Ralph Ellison


Ralph Waldo Ellison was born in Oklahoma in 1914. He studied music and in 1936 went to live in New York. He started contributing to the Federal Writers' Project (part of Roosevelt's New Deal) and soon his short stories and articles were published. After returning from war service in the Merchant Marines, he concentrated on his writing and, in 1952, his masterpiece Invisible Man was published, seven years after he started it. This established Ellison as a major literary figure. He died in 1994.

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GOR001412779
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Ralph Ellison
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1999-10-07
480
0140287574
9780140287578
N/A
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