Invisible Man

invisibleman by Ralph Ellison, Audiobook read by Peter Francis James.

This is a book that I wish I had read it in a class, with a passionate teacher and a group of classmates that would share their reactions and opinions with me. So many ideas bounced in my head as I listened to an excellent rendition of the book by Peter Francis James and I immediately wanted to re-read it and to jut down the numerous memorable quotes since, alas, many still applicable when it comes to race relations in the United States. Shouldn’t this be required reading in ALL high school English classes across America?

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  1. I read it in high school, but I think on my own, not with a class. Here’s a tidbit. My parents shared a summer rental with Ralph Ellison on Fire Island when young (pre kids and possibly premarriage — they were lefties:). They said he was very snooty and never went anywhere without his briefcase. And so I always think of him on the beach with a briefcase (which I imagine had the manuscript for The Invisible Man in it).


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