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Introduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 January 2022

Paul Devlin
Affiliation:
United States Merchant Marine Academy, New York
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This book is an attempt to situate Ralph Ellison’s dynamic life and work within appropriate contexts. Ellison (1913–1994) is best known as the author of the novel Invisible Man (1952), one of the most frequently taught and debated novels of the past sixty years, and secondarily as one of the finest American essayists. Through his essays he has become an influential theorist of culture and identity. Scholars have been unraveling the many mysteries of the sprawling novel that he worked on from the 1950s through 1994, called “The Hickman Novel” in this book, according to emerging convention.

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Print publication year: 2021

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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Paul Devlin, United States Merchant Marine Academy, New York
  • Book: Ralph Ellison in Context
  • Online publication: 14 January 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108773546.001
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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Paul Devlin, United States Merchant Marine Academy, New York
  • Book: Ralph Ellison in Context
  • Online publication: 14 January 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108773546.001
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  • Introduction
  • Edited by Paul Devlin, United States Merchant Marine Academy, New York
  • Book: Ralph Ellison in Context
  • Online publication: 14 January 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108773546.001
Available formats
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