A milestone in American literature--a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952.
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read
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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very difficult bookUser Review - imapane - Overstock.com
This was a very difficult book for me.There were so many metaphors that I could not get past all of them to what he was really writing. This was a selection of my book club there was a consensus that ... Read full review
INVISIBLE MANUser Review - Kirkus
An extremely powerful story of a young Southern Negro, from his late high school days through three years of college to his life in Harlem. His early training prepared him for a life of humility ... Read full review