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New essays on Invisible man, edited by Robert O'Meally

Label
New essays on Invisible man
Title
New essays on Invisible man
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert O'Meally
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Published less than fifty years ago, Ralph Ellison's Invisible man shares with older classic works the odd quality of seeming to have been in place much longer. It is a novel that encompasses much of the American scene and character: though told by a single Afro-American voice and set in the contemporary South and then in modern New York City, its references are to the First World War, to Reconstruction, to the Civil War and slavery, to the founding of the American republic, to Columbus, and to the country's frontier past. In his introduction to this volume Robert O'Meally discusses Ellison's fictional strategies for reaching a wide audience while remaining true to his own artistic vision and voice. Then each of five critical essays explores a different aspect of this capacious novel. One looks at the novel's protagonist as an embattled artist-in-training: another focuses on the novel's political and philosophical backgrounds; a third discusses the style and meaning of the nameless narrator's speeches; a fourth examines the novel's modernism in light of its references to jazz and anthropology: and the final essay considers Invisible man as a kind of war novel. Written in an accessible style, these essays represent the best of recent scholarship and provide students with a useful introduction to this major novel
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.L625
LC item number
I536 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American novel
Label
New essays on Invisible man, edited by Robert O'Meally
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The meaning of narration in Invisible man / Valerie Smith -- Frequencies of eloquence : the performance and composition of Invisible man / John F. Callahan -- Ralph Waldo Ellison : anthropology, modernism, and jazz / Berndt Ostendorf -- Ellison's masks and the novel of reality / Thomas Schaub -- The conscious hero and the rites of man : Ellison's war / John S. Wright
Control code
16468442
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780521308960
Lccn
87022415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
New essays on Invisible man, edited by Robert O'Meally
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The meaning of narration in Invisible man / Valerie Smith -- Frequencies of eloquence : the performance and composition of Invisible man / John F. Callahan -- Ralph Waldo Ellison : anthropology, modernism, and jazz / Berndt Ostendorf -- Ellison's masks and the novel of reality / Thomas Schaub -- The conscious hero and the rites of man : Ellison's war / John S. Wright
Control code
16468442
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 190 pages
Isbn
9780521308960
Lccn
87022415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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