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ERIC Number: EJ551787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
The Rhetoric of Anticommunism in "Invisible Man."
Foley, Barbara
College English, v59 n5 p530-47 Sep 1997
Examines the workings of an insistent political logic in Ralph Ellison's novel. Traces the novelistic operations, specifically the uses of symbolism, that allow Ellison to substitute rhetoric for reference, myth for history. Tests out some of the generalizing claims about Communism this technique enables Ellison to make. Argues that he chose highly anomalous details to practice typification. (PA)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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