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Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man: A Casebook / Edition 1

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Overview

Casebooks in Criticism offer analytical and interpretive frameworks for understanding key texts in world literature and film. Each casebook reprints documents relating to a work's historical context and reception, presents the best critical studies, and, when possible, features an interview with the author. Accessible and informative to scholars, students, and nonspecialist readers alike, the books in this series provide a wide range of critical and informative commentaries on major texts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195145366
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Casebooks in Criticism Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 798,589
  • Product dimensions: 8.10 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John F. Callahan is Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities at Lewis and Clark College. He is literary executor for Ralph Ellison's estate.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Pt. I Prologue: Ralph Ellison on Invisible Man
Before Publication 23
After Publication 35
Pt. II Critical Essays on Invisible Man
Ralph Ellison's Trueblooded Bildungsroman 65
Ellison's Zoot Suit 81
Ellison's Vision of Communitas 109
Ralph Ellison, Race and American Culture 125
The Rules of Magic: Hemingway as Ellison's "Ancestor" 149
The Meaning of Narration in Invisible Man 189
The Conscious Hero and the Rites of Man: Ellison's War 221
Notes on the Invisible Women in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man 253
Luminosity from the Lower Frequencies 267
Ellison's Invisible Man 287
Pt. III Epilogue
On Initiation Rites and Power: A Lecture at West Point 323
Selected Bibliography 345
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