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People/Characters: Ralph Ellison

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American-Made: The Enduring Legacy of the WPA: When FDR Put the Nation to Work by Nick Taylor
The Cambridge Companion to American Women Playwrights by Brenda Murphy
Essays in Biography by Joseph Epstein
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression by Amity Shlaes
Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds by Harold Bloom
Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry by Aberjhani
Ralph Ellison (Bloom's Modern Critical Views) by Harold Bloom
Ralph Ellison: Emergence of Genius by Lawrence Jackson
Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America by David A. Taylor
This Was Harlem: A Cultural Portrait, 1900-1950 by Jervis Anderson
Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston by Valerie Boyd

Character description

Ralph Waldo Ellison (March 1, 1914[1] – April 16, 1994) was a novelist, literary critic, scholar and writer. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Ellison is best known for his novel Invisible Man (ISBN 0-679-60139-2), which won the National Book Award in 1953. He also wrote Shadow and Act (1964), a collection of political, social and critical essays, and Going to the Territory (1986).

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