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About meRalph Ellison (1 March 1913 - 16 April 1994), American novelist and literary scholar. I'm best known as the author of The Invisible Man which won a National Book Award in 1953. I also wrote Shadow and Act (1964) and Going to the Territory (1986). I was born in Oklahoma and studied for a couple of years at Tuskegee Institute before going to New York City. I joined the Merchant Marines during World War II. I had several manuscripts in process at the time of my death which were later published.

About my libraryEllison's library is now at the Library of Congress, and was cataloged from an inventory of that collection.


Real nameRalph Ellison

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Are Buck and Francois Invisible Man?
this is pretty funny. Wonder if 7us7us' parents realize he's trying to get a deceased, eminent author to do his homework for him.
7us7us: I'm afraid Mr. Ellison is unable to type a reply, so I decided to pass it along for him:

please i need some answers... questions are from chapter 1 call of the wild by jack london

1-how is buck described in the beginning of chapter 1?based on bucks description how do u think he will deal with the hardships of the yukon territory?which of his traits will serve him well in his new life?which will he have to abandon to survive?

2-what important lesson did buck learn from the man with the club?what in meant by the line''it was his introduction to reign of primitive law,and he met with the introduction halfway''?

3-how did francois begin to earn bucks respect? from the description of this incident,predict what bucks relationship will be with''a big, snowy-white fellow from spitzbergen .''

4-what is significance of the title of this chapter?
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