Posts Tagged: Invisible Man
A new exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago takes visitors through the collaborative efforts of writer Ralph Ellison and photographer Gordon Parks:
In some ways, their collaboration is akin to a great songwriting duo… One handles the music, the other lyrics, and there’s never something that comes completely first.
Sometimes we bypass the classic novels on the way to the rich offering of current literary fiction. Fair enough; there is so much to love in today’s fiction. But once in a while, dust off a classic gem and consider the language, the depth, the metaphorical heft these books carry—along with being engrossing, powerful reads....more
The Raw Story’s Arturo Garcia reports that Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man has been banned from school libraries and reading lists in Randolph County, North Carolina.
After a parent decried the book as “not so innocent,” the school board voted 5–2 to ban it, declaring it “a hard read” without “any literary value.”
How wonderful that someone has finally recognized that Ellison’s National Book Award–winning masterpiece has no literary value....more