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Ralph Ellison • 63 Items / 10 Books, 32 Articles, 21 Reviews
Invisible Man (1952)
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Published Reviews
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    Inside a Dark Shell (Review)
    Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
    1. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    The Saturday Review, April 12, 1952, p. 22
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    Black and Blue (Review)
    Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
    1. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    The American Mercury, June 1952, pp. 100-104
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    Underground Notes (Review)
    Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
    1. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    The New Republic, April 21, 1952, p. 19
  4. Books in Review
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    Man Underground (Review)
    Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
    1. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    Commentary, June 1952, pp. 608-609
  5. Books
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    A Brother Betrayed (Review)
    Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
    1. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    Commonweal, May 2, 1952, p. 99
  6. Books & the Arts
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    "Invisible Man" at Thirty (Review)
    Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
    1. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    The Nation, May 1, 1982, p. 529
  7. Books and the Arts
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    A Negro in America (Review)
    Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
    1. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    The Nation, May 10, 1952, p. 454
  8. Books and Comment
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    Personalism: A New School of Fiction (3 Reviews)
    The Man with the Golden Arm, by Nelson Algren
    1. The Man with the Golden Arm by Nelson Algren
    2. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    3. The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow
    The New Republic, October 18, 1954, pp. 16-17
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    The Black List (3 Reviews)
    Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
    1. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    2. Native Son by Richard A. Wright
    3. Go Tell It On the Mountain by James Baldwin
    The American Enterprise, January 1999, p. 84
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    Eccentrics' Pilgrimage (5 Reviews)
    A Shower of Summer Days, by May Sarton
    1. A Shower of Summer Days by May Sarton
    2. The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
    3. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    4. A Length of Rope by Monroe Engel
    5. Wise Blood by Flannery O'Connor
    The Hudson Review, Spring 1953, pp. 144-150
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (8 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. The Exploration of Space by Arthur C. Clarke
    2. Lament for Four Virgins by Lael Tucker
    3. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    4. The Time of the Assassins by Godfrey Blunden
    5. Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
    6. The Defense of Western Europe by Drew Middleton
    7. Working With Roosevelt by Samuel I. Rosenman
    8. Assignment Stuffed Shirt by Rene MacColl
    The Atlantic Monthly, July 1952, pp. 83-87
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    Books in Brief (10 Reviews)
    Who Walk in Darkness, by Chandler Brossard
    1. Who Walk in Darkness by Chandler Brossard
    2. Flee the Angry Strangers by George Mandel
    3. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    4. Missing by Egon Hostovsky
    5. Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler
    6. The Soft Voice of the Serpent, and Other Stories by Nadine Gordimer
    7. Prisoners at the Bar by Francis X. Busch
    8. Guilty or Not Guilty? by Francis X. Busch
    9. Is Anybody Listening? by William H. Whyte, Jr.
    10. Give the Lady What She Wants! by Lloyd Wendt and Herman Kogan
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1952, pp. 104-114
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    Brief Comments (22 Reviews)
    Twenty-two outstanding books of the previous quarter
    1. John Adams and the Prophets of Progress by Zoltan Haraszti
    2. The Spirit of Liberty by Learned Hand and Irving Dilliard
    3. Revolutions of 1848: A Social History by Priscilla S. Robertson
    4. The Private Papers of Senator Vandenberg by Arthur H. Vandenberg, Jr. and Joe Alex Morris, ...
    5. Economy in the National Government by Paul H. Douglas
    6. The Price of Revolution by D.W. Brogan
    7. American Capitalism by John Kenneth Galbraith
    8. One Man's America by Alistair Cooke
    9. Working With Roosevelt by Samuel I. Rosenman
    10. Rag, Tag and Bobtail by Lynn Montross
    11. A Two-Party South? by Alexander Heard
    12. Flamingo Hunt by Paul A. Zahl
    13. Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
    14. Rome and a Villa by Eleanor Clark
    15. A Composer's World by Paul Hindemith
    16. The Thurber Album by James Thurber
    17. Yale College: An Educational History, 1871-1921 by George Wilson Pierson
    18. Love is a Wound by Worth Tuttle Hedden
    19. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    20. The Closest Kin There Is by Clara Winston
    21. The Alexandrians by Charles Mills
    22. The Golden Hand by Edith Simon
    The American Scholar, Autumn 1952, pp. 505-508