The Invisible Man
The 'invisible man' is the unnamed narrator of Ralph Ellison's blistering, impassioned novel of black lives in 1940s America. Defeated and embittered by a country which treats him as a non-being, he has retreated into an underground cell, where he smokes, drinks, listens to jazz and recounts his search for identity in white society; as an optimistic student in the Deep South, in the north with the black activist group the Brotherhood, and in the Harlem race riots. Powerfully told, angry and often violent, Invisible Man goes beyond the compelling story of one man to evoke the lives of millions of African-Americans with an urgency that has potent relevance today.
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Review: Invisible ManUser Review - Tom - Goodreads
Great, great book. Powerful story of a black man's journeys through the South and North in the 1930s. I loved the characters he encountered, the stories they told and the struggle to claim his identity. And what a terrific writing ability he has. Read full review
Review: Invisible ManUser Review - Alex Stinson - Goodreads
Interesting novel in the whole, in the Vein of a number of modernist works by authors like Hermann Hesse and James Joyce. However, the execution of surrealism doesn't quite meet the quality of those works. Read full review