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    Description"Invisible Man" is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for 16 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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    Title
    Invisible Man
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ralph Ellison
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 581
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679732761
    ISBN 10: 0679732764
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Ingram Theme: APPR/AWARD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM, CTHD/CLASSI, CURR/LANGAR
    LC classification: PS3555.L62
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26102450
    BISAC V2.8: FIC049070, FIC002000
    LC classification: PS3555.L625 I5 1995
    Edition
    2
    Edition statement
    2nd Vintage International ed
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    14 March 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Ralph Ellison was born in Okalahoma and trained as a musician at Tuskegee Institute from 1933 to 1936, at which time a visit to New York and a meeting with Richard Wright led to his first attempts at fiction. Invisible Man won the National Book Award and the Russwurm Award. Appointed to the Academy of American Arts and Letters in 1964, Ellison taught at many colleges including Bard College, the University of Chicago, and New York University where he was Albert Schweitzer Professor of Humanities from 1970 through 1980. Ralph Ellison died in 1994.
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    Invisible Man is a milestone in American literature, a book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. 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.