Mayberry, George
April 1952
New Republic;4/21/52, Vol. 126 Issue 16, p19
This article presents information on the book "Invisible Man," by author Ralph Ellison. This book by the author is a shorn of the racial and political cliches that have encumbered the "Negro novel." It firmly establishes Ellison with that small group of writers--William Faulkner, Bucklin Moon, J. Saunders Redding--as an artist in handling his given material. The bane of the problem novel, in particular the "Negro novel," in America is that the cart of the subject has preceded the horse of artistic sensibility.


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