Black History Month: 6 classic novels

2. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison


Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison (Vintage, 608 pp.) is a cautionary tale that will never expire. Through the eyes of a nameless, faceless black man the reader encounters social and political aspects of society that threaten to efface unique identity. Ellison’s existential tale chronicles the suppression of one black man, but it also warns of society’s eclipse of countless individuals.

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