Invisible Man, published in 1954, was Ralph Ellison's masterpiece and strongly influenced the rest of his life. He was known for his refusal to be categorized as a "black writer." Learn more about Ellison with this text, which includes an extensive biography of the author, literary criticism, a list of works by and about the author, and more.
This series is edited by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, New York University Graduate School; preeminent literary critic of our time. The lives of the greatest writers of the world are explored in the new series Bloom’s BioCritiques. In addition to a lengthy biography, each book includes an extensive critical analysis of the writer’s work, as well as critical views by important literary critics throughout history. These volumes are the perfect introduction to critical study of the important authors currently read and discussed in high schools, colleges, and graduate schools.