Der unsichtbare Mann

Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
ISBN: 3841216978
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„Einer der bedeutendsten Autoren der amerikanischen Nachkriegsliteratur.“ Paul Ingendaay, F.A.Z. Ralph Ellison ist neben Toni Morrison und James Baldwin eine der großen Stimmen des afroamerikanischen Romans der Gegenwart. Sein Meisterwerk zeugt von künstlerischer Kraft und ist hochaktuell – als schonungslose Abrechnung mit den alltäglichen rassistischen Ideologien und Verhaltensweisen und als Lob auf das gewachsene Selbstbewusstsein der noch immer um ihre selbstverständlichen Rechte Kämpfenden: Der namenlose Ich-Erzähler verliert sein Stipendium, weil er einem Förderer des von Weißen eingerichteten Südstaaten-Colleges für Schwarze nicht die gewünschte Kulisse, sondern die Realität der Farbigen vor Augen führt. Er muss sein Glück dort suchen, wo es Arbeit gibt, und landet in Harlem, einem brodelnden Hexenkessel, inmitten von schwarzem Glamour und Blue Notes, Swing und Spirituals, politischen Aufwieglern, gerissenen Gaunern und verlorenen Spinnern.

Invisible Man

Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679732764
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An African-American man's search for success and the American dream leads him out of college to Harlem and a growing sense of personal rejection and social invisibility. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.

Ralph Ellison s Invisible Man

Author: John F. Callahan
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195145364
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The books that comprise the 'Casebooks in Criticism' series offer edited in-depth readings and critical notes and studies on the most important classic novels. This volume explores Ellison's 'Invisible Man'.

Power Lines

Author: Jennifer L. Lieberman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262036371
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At the turn of the twentieth century, electricity emerged as a metaphor for modernity. Writers from Mark Twain to Ralph Ellison grappled with the idea of electricity as both life force (illumination) and death spark (electrocution). The idea that electrification created exclusively modern experiences took hold of Americans' imaginations, whether they welcomed or feared its adoption. In Power Lines, Jennifer Lieberman examines the apparently incompatible notions of electricity that coexisted in the American imagination, tracinghow electricity became a common (though multifarious) symbol for modern life. Lieberman examines a series of moments of technical change when electricity accrued new social meanings, plotting both power lines and the power of narrative lines in American life and literature. While discussing the social construction of electrical systems,she offers a new interpretation of Twain's use of electricity as an organizing metaphor in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, describes the rhetoric surrounding the invention of electric execution, analyzes Charlotte Perkins Gilman's call for human connection in her utopian writing and in her little-known Human Work, considers the theme of electrical interconnection in Jack London's work, and shows how Ralph Ellison and Louis Mumford continued the literary tradition of electrical metaphor. Electrical power was a distinctive concept in American literary, cultural, and technological histories. For this reason, narratives about electricity were particularly evocative. Bridging the realistic and the romantic, the historical and the fantastic, these stories guide us to ask new questions about our enduring fascination with electricity and all it came to represent.

Going to the Territory

Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307797384
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The work of one of the most formidable figures in American intellectual life." -- Washington Post Book World The seventeen essays collected in this volume prove that Ralph Ellison was not only one of America's most dazzlingly innovative novelists but perhaps also our most perceptive and iconoclastic commentator on matters of literature, culture, and race. In Going to the Territory, Ellison provides us with dramatically fresh readings of William Faulkner and Richard Wright, along with new perspectives on the music of Duke Ellington and the art of Romare Bearden. He analyzes the subversive quality of black laughter, the mythic underpinnings of his masterpiece Invisible Man, and the extent to which America's national identity rests on the contributions of African Americans. Erudite, humane, and resounding with humor and common sense, the result is essential Ellison. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Shadow and Act

Author: Ralph Ellison
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307797376
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With the same intellectual incisiveness and supple, stylish prose he brought to his classic novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminates the literature, music, and culture of both black and white America. His range is virtuosic, encompassing Mark Twain and Richard Wright, Mahalia Jackson and Charlie Parker, The Birth of a Nation and the Dante-esque landscape of Harlem−"the scene and symbol of the Negro's perpetual alienation in the land of his birth." Throughout, he gives us what amounts to an episodic autobiography that traces his formation as a writer as well as the genesis of Invisible Man. On every page, Ellison reveals his idiosyncratic and often contrarian brilliance, his insistence on refuting both black and white stereotypes of what an African American writer should say or be. The result is a book that continues to instruct, delight, and occasionally outrage readers thirty years after it was first published.

Die unsichtbaren Stimmen

Author: Carolina De Robertis
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104001464
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Ein Epos wie die großen Ströme Südamerikas: verschlungen, mitreißend, magisch Als die frisch verheiratete Pajarita zum ersten Mal vom Land nach Montevideo kommt, scheint ihr die ganze Welt offenzustehen. Doch die rauen Verhältnisse der großen Stadt trüben ihr Glück schnell. Ihr Mann verschwindet eines Tages spurlos, und Pajarita ist es, die die vier Kinder alleine großziehen muss. Sie ist es auch, die die Familie zusammenhält, als ihre Tochter Eva ihrer großen Liebe über den Río de la Plata nach Buenos Aires folgt. Und sie ist es, die ihrer Tochter zur Seite steht, als die rebellische Enkelin Salomé, die gegen die herrschende Militärdiktatur kämpft, verhaftet und eingesperrt wird. Pajarita, Eva, Salomé – drei Frauen, wie sie unterschiedlicher nicht sein können. Und doch haben sie eines gemeinsam: den Hang zur Unabhängigkeit, den Willen, ein selbstbestimmtes Leben zu führen – gegen alle Widerstände.