Invisible Man - Ralph Ellison

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Notes on Ellison's Invisible Man

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1913 Ellison born in Oklahoma City1916 Father died, Mother housekeeper Ellison played trumpet, got a scholarship to Tuskegee Moved to Harlem (NYC)1937-45 Non fiction and short stories 1938-42 Federal Writers Project – interviews 'Negroes' inn New York1943 Merchant Marine 1945 Rosenwald fellowship IM: originally about a black man shot down and in Nazi prisoner of war campfirst chapter 1947 in magazine book 1publisjed 1952 wide acclaim – National Book Award 1958 Ellison taught at Bard College

Themes:Visibility/InvisibilityRaceCommunismBlack nationalismDreams

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