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.
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Review: Invisible ManUser Review - Tom - Goodreads
Heavy with metaphor, and tragic. Middle third is weak but the end is incredible. Read full review
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Since I love black history I wanted to read this famous and newly banned book. But I don't have much to say about it now other than parts of it were really good, and parts were so verbose, and ... Read full review
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