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A Timeless Classic!!
Reviewed in India on 23 April 2015
One of the greatest works of American literature, Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man is an unflinching indictment of not only racism, but any kind of prejudice that renders a man 'invisible' - a metaphysical situation wherein you're not really invisible, but that people around you refuse, or fail, to see you. Right from the explosive Prologue, Ellison leads you gently away into the world of jazz, of empty melancholic streets where the quest for visibility of one man becomes in turn mankind's perennial quest for meaning, for absolution, in a world that offers no answers. The Penguin Modern Classics edition is a beautiful paperback edition of a timeless classic.