First published in 1952 and immediately hailed as a masterpiece, Invisible Man is one of those rare novels that have changed the shape of American literature. For not only does Ralph Ellison's nightmare journey across the racial divide tell unparalleled truths about the nature of bigotry and its effects on the minds of both victims and perpetrators...
I read it as a 22-year-old, and it made me think deeply about how society doesn’t “see” so many of its members. – source
Sep 04, 2019Riveting time capsule material. Literary giant Ellison on the blues, on race, on his powerful book, Invisible Man. – source