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Ralph Ellison New Edition

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Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is one of the great American novels of the twentieth century, and his essays and other fictional work have also been highly influential. This invaluable new edition of the study guide contains a selection of the finest contemporary criticism on this great American author.

The Bloom's Modern Critical Views series presents critical portraits of the writers that are most widely read and studied in high schools and colleges. Each volume opens with an ...

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Overview

Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is one of the great American novels of the twentieth century, and his essays and other fictional work have also been highly influential. This invaluable new edition of the study guide contains a selection of the finest contemporary criticism on this great American author.

The Bloom's Modern Critical Views series presents critical portraits of the writers that are most widely read and studied in high schools and colleges. Each volume opens with an introductory essay by Harold Bloom in which he offers his insights into the author's work and an editor's note that comments on the individual analyses that follow. Also included are bibliographic references, notes on the various contributors, and a useful chronology of the writer's life. Bloom's Modern Critical Views is a critical presentation of those men and women who, from ancient times to the present, have shaped the Western literary tradition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604135787
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Series: Bloom's Modern Critical Views Series
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 1,012,069
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Note vii

Introduction Harold Bloom 1

Tod Clifton: Spiritual and Carnal Alan Nadel 5

Race Man, Organization Man, Invisible Man Andrew Hoberek 29

Ralph Ellison, Race, and American Culture Morris Dickstein 47

Saying Yes and Saying No: Individualist Ethics in Ellison, Burke, and Emerson James M. Albrecht 65

Listening to the Blues: Ralph Ellison's Trueblood Episode in Invisible Man Bertram D. Ashe 95

The Invisible Man in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man H. William Rice 113

Eloquence and Invisible Man Christopher Hanlon 129

Keep on Moving Don't Stop: Invisible Man Valerie Sweeney Prince 155

Secular Riffs on the Sacred: Ralph Ellison's Mock-Messianic Discourse in Invisible Man Tuire Valkeakari 173

The Unity of Experience Robert Penn Warren 199

Ralph Ellison's Flying Home Joseph F. Trimmer 207

America, Race, and Ralph Ellison Sanford Pinsker 213

Chronology 217

Contributors 221

Bibliography 223

Acknowledgments 227

Index 229

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