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Invisible Man

Novel written by Ralph Ellison

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Invisible Man

  • Jun 30, 2010

 Man, I had to read this book as a senior in high school and I'm so happy. While most kids were upset that they had to read another book about a black man's plight, i was moderately excited because in high school we are instructed to read shakespeare, etc. european, WASP type books and theres hardly any other cultural literature. This book is an excellent one to read when learning about the black man living and surviving within America. Its just not that easy! you'll discover why if you dive into this book. Most of my classmates had changed their opinions on this book after they started journeying through it with the character. He's insightful, adventurous and hardworking! Please read this book, you will not fully understand history if you dont read something from this perspective.

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Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
A really, really great commentary on race relations. I can't recommend this book more highly.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
Impressive look at perspective. Ellison writes a book that many pick up and think is going to resemble Stevenson's book. Really the invisibility of a black man in modern (1940's and 50's) society.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Had to re-read it years later to enjoy it, but it's well written and thought-provoking.
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The novel addresses many of the social and intellectual issues facing the post-civil-war American Black identity, including the relationship between this identity and Marxism, black nationalism, and the reformist racial policies of Booker T. Washington.
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