ERIC Number: ED037449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
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Guide to the Black Novel.
Inscape, v7 n1 p2,6-7,11,20 Sep 1969
The nature of black literature raises questions about a black aesthetic and the universality of black expression. Central in the writings of Richard Wright and Ralph Ellison are the black man's confusion of identity, stemming from his invisibility in a white America, and the crimes of ignorance and blindness perpetrated on him by whites and by himself. These themes find "their richest expression" in Ellison's "The Invisible Man," which makes extensive use of the symbol of blindness. (MF)
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Authoring Institution: Greater Philadelphia Council of Teachers of English, PA.
Identifiers: Invisible Man (The)