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Overview

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Author

Ralph Ellison

Year Published

1952

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

Invisible Man is told in first person from the perspective of an unnamed narrator.

Tense

Invisible Man is narrated in past tense, as if it were a memoir, although the author claimed it was not an autobiography.

About the Title

The title references the narrator's central struggle: feeling invisible in a society dominated by white culture.

Summary

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