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New Essays On Invisible Man by Robert G. O'Meally

Title New Essays on Invisible Man
Author Robert G. O'Meally
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 1988-03-25
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 190
ISBN 0521313694
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A collection of essays on Ralph Ellison's novel, Invisible Man.

New Essays On Invisible Man by Robert G. O'Meally

Title New Essays on Invisible Man
Author Robert G. O'Meally
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1988-03-25
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 190
ISBN STANFORD:36105003948333
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A collection of essays on Ralph Ellison's novel, Invisible Man.

Ralph Ellison S Invisible Man by John F. Callahan

Title Ralph Ellison s Invisible Man
Author John F. Callahan
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date 2004
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780195145366
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The books that comprise the 'Casebooks in Criticism' series offer edited in-depth readings and critical notes and studies on the most important classic novels. This volume explores Ellison's 'Invisible Man'.

Title Ralph Ellison s Invisible Man
Author Harold Bloom
Publisher Infobase Publishing
Release Date 2009
Category African American men in literature
Total Pages 215
ISBN 9781438128726
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Presents a collection of interpretations of Ralph Ellison's novel, "Invisible man."

Invisible Man by Michal Raz-Russo

Title Invisible Man
Author Michal Raz-Russo
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2016
Category African American authors
Total Pages 165
ISBN 3958291090
Language English, Spanish, and French
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By the mid-1940s. Gordon Parks had cemented his reputation as a successful photojournalist and magazine photographer, and Ralph Ellison was an established author working on his first novel, Invisible Man (1952), which would go on to become one of the most acclaimed books of the twentieth century. Less well known, however, is that their vision of racial injustices, coupled with a shared belief in the communicative power of photography, inspired collaboration on two important projects, in 1948 and 1952. Capitalizing on the growing popularity of the picture press, Parks and Ellison first joined forces on an essay titled "Harlem Is Nowhere" for '48: The Magazine of the Year. Conceived while Ellison was already three years into writing Invisible Man, this illustrated essay was centered on the Lafargue Clinic, the first nonsegregated psychiatric clinic in New York City, as a case study for the social and economic conditions in Harlem. He chose Parks to create the accompanying photographs, and during the winter months of 1948, the two roamed the streets of Harlem together, with Parks photographing under the guidance of Ellison's writing. In 1952 they worked together again, on "A Man Becomes Invisible", for the August 25 issue of Life magazine, which promoted Ellison's newly released novel. Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem focuses on these two projects, neither of which was published as originally intended, and provides an in-depth look at the authors' shared vision of black life in America, with Harlem as its nerve center.

Going To The Territory by Ralph Ellison

Title Going to the Territory
Author Ralph Ellison
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2011-06-01
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780307797384
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The work of one of the most formidable figures in American intellectual life." -- Washington Post Book World The seventeen essays collected in this volume prove that Ralph Ellison was not only one of America's most dazzlingly innovative novelists but perhaps also our most perceptive and iconoclastic commentator on matters of literature, culture, and race. In Going to the Territory, Ellison provides us with dramatically fresh readings of William Faulkner and Richard Wright, along with new perspectives on the music of Duke Ellington and the art of Romare Bearden. He analyzes the subversive quality of black laughter, the mythic underpinnings of his masterpiece Invisible Man, and the extent to which America's national identity rests on the contributions of African Americans. Erudite, humane, and resounding with humor and common sense, the result is essential Ellison.

Title The Cambridge Companion to Ralph Ellison
Author Ross Posnock
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2005-05-05
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 237
ISBN 0521827817
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A comprehensive introduction to novelist and critic Ralph Ellison and his masterpiece Invisible Man.

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Title Invisible Man
Author Ralph Ellison
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1952
Category African American men
Total Pages 439
ISBN UCSC:32106002103940
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Race In Ralph Ellison S Invisible Man by Hayley Mitchell Haugen

Title Race in Ralph Ellison s Invisible Man
Author Hayley Mitchell Haugen
Publisher Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release Date 2011-11-21
Category Young Adult Nonfiction
Total Pages 168
ISBN 9780737758115
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Addressing topics such as black nationalism, racism, and identity, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, first published in 1952, has become a primary text in the discussion of racial politics and black identity in America. This compelling edition examines Ellison's Invisible Man through the lens of race, providing readers with a series of essays that expand upon topics such as black radicalism, racial justice, and sexual taboo, as it relates to the novel. The text also features contemporary perspectives on race, urging readers to link the themes of the text to the issues of the present.

Juneteenth by Ralph Ellison

Title Juneteenth
Author Ralph Ellison
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2011-06-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 0307797368
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER "[A]n extraordinary book, a work of staggering virtuosity. With its publication, a giant world of literature has just grown twice as tall."--Newsday From Ralph Ellison--author of the classic novel of African-American experience, Invisible Man--the long-awaited second novel. Here is the master of American vernacular--the rhythms of jazz and gospel and ordinary speech--at the height of his powers, telling a powerful, evocative tale of a prodigal of the twentieth century. "Tell me what happened while there's still time," demands the dying Senator Adam Sunraider to the itinerate Negro preacher whom he calls Daddy Hickman. As a young man, Sunraider was Bliss, an orphan taken in by Hickman and raised to be a preacher like himself. Bliss's history encompasses the joys of young southern boyhood; bucolic days as a filmmaker, lovemaking in a field in the Oklahoma sun. And behind it all lies a mystery: how did this chosen child become the man who would deny everything to achieve his goals? Brilliantly crafted, moving, wise, Juneteenth is the work of an American master.

Title A Study Guide for Ralph Ellison s Invisible Man
Author Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher Gale, Cengage Learning
Release Date 2015-09-24
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 15
ISBN 9781410336026
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Study Guide for Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Title Invisible Man
Author Ralph Ellison
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 1980
Category Fiction
Total Pages 581
ISBN 0679732764
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Title The Collected Essays of Ralph Ellison
Author Ralph Ellison
Publisher Modern Library
Release Date 2011-06-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 904
ISBN 9780307797025
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

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 that focus on race,” and Going to the Territory (1986), an exploration of literature and folklore, jazz and culture, and the nature and quality of lives that black Americans lead. “Ralph Ellison,” wrote Stanley Crouch, “reached across race, religion, class and sex to make us all Americans.”

The Catcher In The Rye by J. P. Steed

Title The Catcher in the Rye
Author J. P. Steed
Publisher Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release Date 2002
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 152
ISBN 0820457299
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

J. D. Salinger's novel, <I>The Catcher in the Rye celebrated its fiftieth anniversary of publication in 2001. <I>The Catcher in the Rye: New Essays presents a variety of new approaches to this extremely popular and intensely influential novel, ranging from the examination of the intertextual relationship between <I>The Catcher in the Rye and Cormac McCarthy's <I>All the Pretty Horses, to the evaluation of Salinger's mythic place in American film and popular culture, to the interrogation of what it means for a reader to claim that a novel such as <I>The Catcher in the Rye has changed his or her life. These essays provide new commentary and new insights, and demonstrate the continuing relevance of Salinger, <I>The Catcher in the Rye, and Holden Caulfield to American culture and literature and, in turn, to American cultural and literary studies.

Title Ralph Ellison and the Raft of Hope
Author Lucas E. Morel
Publisher University Press of Kentucky
Release Date 2015-01-13
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780813147734
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An important new collection of original essays that examine how Ellison's landmark novel, Invisible Man (1952), addresses the social, cultural, political, economic, and racial contradictions of America. Commenting on the significance of Mark Twain's writings, Ralph Ellison wrote that "a novel could be fashioned as a raft of hope, perception and entertainment that might help keep us afloat as we tried to negotiate the snags and whirlpools that mark our nation's vacillating course toward and away from the democratic ideal." Ellison believed it was the contradiction between America's "noble ideals and the actualities of our conduct" that inspired the most profound literature -- "the American novel at its best." Drawing from the fields of literature, politics, law, and history, the contributors make visible the political and ethical terms of Invisible Man, while also illuminating Ellison's understanding of democracy and art. Ellison hoped that his novel, by providing a tragicomic look at American ideals and mores, would make better citizens of his readers. The contributors also explain Ellison's distinctive views on the political tasks and responsibilities of the novelist, an especially relevant topic as contemporary writers continue to confront the American incongruity between democratic faith and practice. Ralph Ellison and the Raft of Hope uniquely demonstrates why Invisible Man stands as a premier literary meditation on American democracy.

Invisible Criticism by Alan Nadel

Title Invisible Criticism
Author Alan Nadel
Publisher University of Iowa Press
Release Date 1991-03-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 197
ISBN 9781587291630
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1952 Ralph Ellison won the National Book Award for his Kafkaesque and claustrophobic novel about the life of a nameless young black man in New York City. Although Invisible Man has remained the only novel that Ellison published in his lifetime, it is generally regarded as one of the most important works of fiction in our century. This new reading of a classic work examines Ellison's relation to and critique of the American literary canon by demonstrating that the pattern of allusions in Invisible Man forms a literary-critical subtext which challenges the accepted readings of such major American authors as Emerson, Melville, and Twain. Modeling his argument on Foucault's analysis of the asylum, Nadel analyzes the institution of the South to show how it moved blacks from "enslavement" to "slavery" to "invisibility"—all in the interest of maintaining an organization of power based on racial caste. He then demonstrates the ways Ellison wrote in the modernist/surreal tradition to trace symbolically the history of blacks in America as they moved not only from the nineteenth century to the twentieth, and from the rural South to the urban North, but as they moved (sometimes unnoticed) through American fiction. It is on this latter movement that Nadel focuses his criticism, first demonstrating theoretically that allusions can impel reconsideration of the alluded-to text and thus function as a form of literary criticism, and then reading the specific criticism implied by Ellison's allusions to Emerson's essays and Lewis Mumford's The Golden Days, as well as to "Benito Cereno" and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Nadel also considers Ellison's allusions to Whitman, Eliot, Joyce, and the New Testament. Invisible Criticism will be of interest not only to students of American and Afro-American literature but also to those concerned about issues of literary theory, particularly in the areas of intertextual relationships, canonicity, and rehistoricism.

South Of Tradition by Trudier Harris

Title South of Tradition
Author Trudier Harris
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Release Date 2010-04-15
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 230
ISBN 0820327158
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

With characteristic originality and insight, Trudier Harris-Lopez offers a new and challenging approach to the work of African American writers in these twelve previously unpublished essays. Collectively, the essays show the vibrancy of African American literary creation across several decades of the twentieth century. But Harris-Lopez's readings of the various texts deliberately diverge from traditional ways of viewing traditional topics. South of Tradition focuses not only on well-known writers such as Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Richard Wright, but also on up-and-coming writers such as Randall Kenan and less-known writers such as Brent Wade and Henry Dumas. Harris-Lopez addresses themes of sexual and racial identity, reconceptualizations of and transcendence of Christianity, analyses of African American folk and cultural traditions, and issues of racial justice. Many of her subjects argue that geography shapes identity, whether that geography is the European territory many blacks escaped to from the oppressive South, or the South itself, where generations of African Americans have had to come to grips with their relationship to the land and its history. For Harris-Lopez, "south of tradition" refers both to geography and to readings of texts that are not in keeping with expected responses to the works. She explains her point of departure for the essays as "a slant, an angle, or a jolt below the line of what would be considered the norm for usual responses to African American literature." The scope of Harris-Lopez's work is tremendous. From her coverage of noncanonical writers to her analysis of humor in the best-selling The Color Purple, she provides essential material that should inform all future readings of African American literature.

Title Ralph Ellison s Invisible Man A Reference Guide
Author Michael D. Hill
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Release Date 2008-01-30
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780313350900
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is one of the most widely read works of African American literature. This book gives students a thorough yet concise introduction to the novel. Included are chapters on the creation of the novel, its plot, its historical and social contexts, the themes and issues it addresses, Ellison's literary style, and the critical reception of the work. Students will welcome this book as a guide to the novel and the concerns it raises. The volume offers a detailed summary of the plot of Invisible Man as well as a discussion of its origin. It additionally considers the social, historical, and political contexts informing Ellison's work, along with the themes and issues Ellison addresses. It explores Ellison's literary art and surveys the novel's critical reception. Students will value this book for what it says about Invisible Man as well as for its illumination of enduring social concerns.

Shadow And Act by Ralph Ellison

Title Shadow and Act
Author Ralph Ellison
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2011-06-01
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780307797377
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

With the same intellectual incisiveness and supple, stylish prose he brought to his classic novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminates the literature, music, and culture of both black and white America. His range is virtuosic, encompassing Mark Twain and Richard Wright, Mahalia Jackson and Charlie Parker, The Birth of a Nation and the Dante-esque landscape of Harlem−"the scene and symbol of the Negro's perpetual alienation in the land of his birth." Throughout, he gives us what amounts to an episodic autobiography that traces his formation as a writer as well as the genesis of Invisible Man. On every page, Ellison reveals his idiosyncratic and often contrarian brilliance, his insistence on refuting both black and white stereotypes of what an African American writer should say or be. The result is a book that continues to instruct, delight, and occasionally outrage readers thirty years after it was first published.

Title The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison
Author Ralph Ellison
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2019-12-03
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 1072
ISBN 9780812998535
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A radiant collection of letters from the renowned author of Invisible Man that trace the life and mind of a giant of American literature, with insights into the riddle of identity, the writer’s craft, and the story of a changing nation over six decades These extensive and revealing letters span the life of Ralph Ellison and provide a remarkable window into the great writer’s life and work, his friendships, rivalries, anxieties, and all the questions about identity, art, and the American soul that bedeviled and inspired him until his death. They include early notes to his mother, written as an impoverished college student; lively exchanges with the most distinguished American writers and thinkers of his time, from Romare Bearden to Saul Bellow; and letters to friends and family from his hometown of Oklahoma City, whose influence would always be paramount. These letters are beautifully rendered first-person accounts of Ellison’s life and work and his observations of a changing world, showing his metamorphosis from a wide-eyed student into a towering public intellectual who confronted and articulated America’s complexities.