Sunday, April 27, 2014

Ten top classics by African American authors

One title on Bruna Lobato's list of ten must-read classics by African American authors, as shared at the Christian Science Monitor:
Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison's nameless protagonist writes the story of his life – and of his invisibility. His invisibility, he says, is not a physical condition, but much like the condition of the untouchables in a caste system. The feeling of exclusion eventually leads him to hide from the world and live underground.
Read about another entry on the list.

Invisible Man comes in second on the list of the 100 best last lines from novels; it appears among Peter Dimock's top ten books that rewrite history, five novels that explore the dark side in New York City, Peter Forbes's top ten books on color, Joyce Hackett's top ten musical novels, Sam Munson's six best stoner novels, and John Mullan's list of ten of the best nameless protagonists in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue