“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.”   ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves or figments of their imagination, indeed, everything and anything except me.” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison (1914 - 1994)Author and Educator. He is best known for his novel, Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953. He is included in the group of great African-American authors of the 20th Century. Born Mar. 1, 1913,  Oklahoma City,  Oklahoma County,  Oklahoma

Ralph Ellison (1914 - 1994)Author and Educator. He is best known for his novel, Invisible Man, which won the National Book Award in 1953. He is included in the group of great African-American authors of the 20th Century. Born Mar. 1, 1913, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma

Writer's Block: Ralph Ellison

Writer's Block: Ralph Ellison

Renaissance in Harlem : Lost Essays of the Wpa by Ralph Ellison, Dorothy West, and Other Voices of a Generation

Renaissance in Harlem : Lost Essays of the Wpa by Ralph Ellison, Dorothy West, and Other Voices of a Generation

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (In Ellison's gut punch of a novel, a disaffected young man leaves behind the hypocrisies of the South only to discover violence and alienation on the streets of 1930s New York.)

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (In Ellison's gut punch of a novel, a disaffected young man leaves behind the hypocrisies of the South only to discover violence and alienation on the streets of 1930s New York.)

“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

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“Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

It's Nice That : Cardon Webb creates jazz-inspired book covers for new Ralph Ellison collection

It's Nice That : Cardon Webb creates jazz-inspired book covers for new Ralph Ellison collection

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