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Ralph Ellison (1914-1994)

A selective list of online literary criticism for African American novelist Ralph Ellison, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources


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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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