Ralph Ellison (1914-1994)

A selective list of online literary criticism for African American novelist Ralph Ellison, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars, articles published in peer and editor reviewed sources, and web sites that adhere to the MLA Guidelines for Authors of Web Sites


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introduction & literary criticism

A very brief biography of Ralph Ellison from the Black Collegian Online

Bellow, Saul. Man Underground: A review of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man by novelist Saul Bellow, from Commentary, June 1952

Kim, Daniel Y. "Invisible desires: Homoerotic racism and its homophobic critique in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man" Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Spring 1997 [preview of article only, and blurred]

Mazurek, Raymond A. Writer on the left: Class and race in Ellison's early fiction. College Literature, Fall 2002 [preview of article only, and blurred]

A Teacher's Guide to Ralph Ellison from textbook publisher Heath


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