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Ralph Ellison (1913–1994)

Autor/a de Invisible Man

20+ obres 18,948 Membres 244 Ressenyes 55 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Ralph Ellison (March 1, 1914 - April 16, 1994) has the distinction of being one of the few writers who has established a firm literary reputation on the strength of a single work of long fiction. Writer and teacher, Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma City, studied at Tuskegee Institute, and has mostra'n més lectured at New York, Columbia, and Fisk universities and at Bard College. He received the Prix de Rome from the Academy of Arts and Letters in 1955, and in 1964 he was elected a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He has contributed short stories and essays to various publications. Invisible Man (1952), his first novel, won the National Book Award for 1953 and is considered an impressive work. It is a vision of the underground man who is also the invisible African American, and its possessor has employed this subterranean view and viewer to so extraordinary an advantage that the impression of the novel is that of a pioneer work. A book of essays, Shadow and Act, which discusses the African American in America and Ellison's Oklahoma boyhood, among other topics, appeared in 1964. Ralph Ellison died on April 16, 1994 of pancreatic cancer and was interred in a crypt at Trinity Church Cemetery in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Ralph Ellison

Invisible Man (1952) 16,407 exemplars, 210 ressenyes
Juneteenth (1999) 880 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Shadow and Act (1964) 430 exemplars
Flying Home: and Other Stories (1996) 318 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Three Days Before the Shooting... (2010) 134 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Going to the Territory (1986) 114 exemplars
The Black Ball (2018) 65 exemplars
Battle Royal 28 exemplars, 23 ressenyes

Obres associades

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories (1992) — Col·laborador — 761 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Points of View: Revised Edition (1966) — Col·laborador — 417 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Black Voices: An Anthology of Afro-American Literature (Mentor) (1968) — Col·laborador — 328 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn [Norton Critical Edition, 2nd ed.] (1977) — Col·laborador — 296 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Col·laborador — 284 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Col·laborador — 268 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Reporting Civil Rights, Part 1: American Journalism 1941-1963 (2003) — Col·laborador — 236 exemplars
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Col·laborador — 209 exemplars
Modern American Memoirs (1995) — Col·laborador — 190 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, 1899-1967: The Classic Anthology (1967) — Col·laborador — 177 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Col·laborador — 143 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Mark Twain Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Work (2010) — Col·laborador — 142 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White (1998) — Col·laborador — 121 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Calling the Wind: Twentieth Century African-American Short Stories (1992) — Col·laborador — 102 exemplars
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 99 exemplars
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (Expanded 10th-Anniversary Edition) (2008) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement (2001) — Col·laborador — 94 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Hokum: An Anthology of African-American Humor (2006) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
The Red Badge of Courage and Four Great Stories (1960) — Editor, algunes edicions48 exemplars
Lapham's Quarterly - Lines of Work: Volume IV, Number 2, Spring 2011 (2011) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Col·laborador — 19 exemplars
Robert Penn Warren talking: Interviews, 1950-1978 (1980) — Interviewer — 14 exemplars
A Portrait of Southern Writers: Photographs (2000) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
The living novel, a symposium (1957) — Col·laborador — 14 exemplars
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars
The Writer's Voice: Conversations With Contemporary Writers (1924) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Strange Barriers (1955) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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***Group Read: Invisible Man Prologue & Chapters 1-12 a 1001 Books to read before you die (setembre 2010)

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Have you ever read the Pilgrim's Progress? This reminded me of that in a lot of ways, as all the people the main character meets are literal representations of racist ideologies and oppressive systems. Very allegorical. It also felt very Kafkaesque, in his quest to be someone or be seen as someone, and that always being foiled and bumped back two steps for every forward one. This is impressive, and parts of it are great fun to read, but overall it is a reminder of how far we still have to go in equality.… (més)
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KallieGrace | Hi ha 209 ressenyes més | Jul 10, 2024 |
So much changes yet so much stays the same . . . poignant almost 70 years after published.
 
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s_carr | Hi ha 209 ressenyes més | Feb 25, 2024 |
I'm glad to have finally read this brilliant American classic, which I somehow have avoided or overlooked since I first heard of it back in high school. Chapter 1 is nothing less than an encapsulation of the entire history of the United States told as a brutal, ugly, incredibly racist "battle royale". Overall, this is the coming of age story of a young African American man, told in first person, who starts out as a naive but conflicted product of the Jim Crow south, and who has been indoctrinated with the ideas of Booker T. Washington while attending a historic Black college. From that point we follow him to Harlem where he sheds all his illusions and delusions and becomes "invisible", living underground off the grid so to speak, and surviving in some way that is hidden from us. We learn how he gets there and what might happen next. Along the way he becomes prominent in the Brotherhood (the American Communist Party, I guess) and these chapters are tense and frustrating. Run by white people, the organization blatantly and hyprocritically exploits Black people for its own ends, which are, confusing, contradictory, and incoherent. One day they adore Mr. Invisible, the next they are denouncing him internally and threatening him with...something. They are very big on being "scientific" and whitesplaining the hell out of their activities in Harlem. At any rate, when we reach the end, Mr. Invisible appears ready to emerge from underground, just in time for the civil rights movement and all that has happened since. Seventy years after its publication, this novel is still incredibly relevant.… (més)
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Octavia78 | Hi ha 209 ressenyes més | Jan 4, 2024 |
One of the great American novels of the 20th Century....
 
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Mark_Feltskog | Hi ha 209 ressenyes més | Dec 23, 2023 |

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Membres
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ISBN
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