S: Ralph Ellison
BC: The End
FC: Ralph Ellison
2: Ralph Ellison was born on March 1, 1914 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. When he was just a little boy was dreamed of being a Renaissance Man. His dad had named him after a great writer called Ralph Waldo Emerson, He died on April 16, 1994 form a pancreatic cancer but his works is published still to this day.
4: 1937 was when he started to write at the age of 23 in Dayton, Ohio. Later that year he moves back to New York and is introduced to Richard Wright. | August of 1938 Ellison marries Rose Poindexter, an actress. Their marrage comes to an end when they divorce in 1945. | In 1943 Ellison joins the Merchant Marine so he can contribute to the war.
5: In 1945 Ellison beings writing his first book "Invisible Man" which took him 7 years to complete. | In 1952 the "Invisible Man" was published by Random House. | In 1953 Ellison receives the National Book Award for Invisible Man. | In 1958 Ellison takes a job a Bard College as an instructor in American and Russian lit.
6: November 28, 1960 his friend Richard Wright dies of a heart attack in Pairs and the age of 52. | In 1964 a collection of short stories and essays were published and called "Shadow and Act." | In 1962 Ellison moved to Rutgers University to teach creative writing.
7: On November 29, 1967 a fire destroys 300 pages of his second novel. | 1969 President Lyndon B Johnson awarded Ellison the Presidential Medal of Freedom. | 1986 a second collection of his essays and short stories is published as "Going to the Territory." | On April 16, 1994 Ralph Ellison dies of cancer at the age of 81.
11: I choose him because I have never heard of him and I wanted to see all the books that he has written.
12: "Education is all a matter of building bridges"
13: I love this quote. If you really think about it in order to graduate you have to build up your education to succeed.
14: Long Fiction | NonFiction
15: Short Fiction | Long Fiction
17: Ralph central theme of his writing is the search for identity, a search as he sees as central to American Literature and the American experience. | He once said "the nature of our society is such that we are prevented form knowing who we are." The struggle for self-definition is demonstrated in the "Invisible Man"
19: Ralph Ellison writes Novels.
20: He is unique because he writes about discrimination and essays about discrimination. | He writes the way a black man would see himself in a situation.
22: I don't think there is a particular age group. I just think that he helps new comers to America. They can read this book if they know how to and get an idea of what hes happened and how things changed.
25: I think the Invisible Man is a very good book. I would like to see how the whole story pans out and ends. | This book caught my eye because it reminds me of the movie I once watched that was called the Invisible Man