New York, New York 2007 Hard Cover First Edition New in New jacket 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall. New York: Knopf, 2007. First Edition. 8vo. Hard cover, 657 pp. including index.
Photographs inside. "In 1953, Ralph Ellison's explosive story of an innocent young black man's often surreal search for truth and his identity, Invisible Man, won him the National Book Award for fiction and catapulted him to national prominence. Ellison went on to earn many other honors, including two presidential medals and election to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, but his failure to publish a second novel, despite years of striving, haunted him for the rest of his life. Now, as the first scholar given complete access to Ellison's papers, Arnold Rampersad has written not only a reliable account of the main events of Ellison's life but also a complex, authoritative portrait of an unusual artist and human being. "Arnold Rampersad's stunningly revealing biography has, at long last, unveiled in magisterial prose the very complex an
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