AccueilGroupesDiscussionsPlusTendances
Site de recherche
Ce site utilise des cookies pour fournir nos services, optimiser les performances, pour les analyses, et (si vous n'êtes pas connecté) pour les publicités. En utilisant Librarything, vous reconnaissez avoir lu et compris nos conditions générales d'utilisation et de services. Votre utilisation du site et de ses services vaut acceptation de ces conditions et termes
Hide this

Résultats trouvés sur Google Books

Cliquer sur une vignette pour aller sur Google Books.

Invisible Man: A Novel par Joe Morton…
Chargement...

Invisible Man: A Novel (original 1952; édition 2000)

par Joe Morton (Narrator) Ralph Ellison (Aut (Auteur)

MembresCritiquesPopularitéÉvaluation moyenneMentions
13,535168317 (3.99)635
In the course of his wanderings from a Southern Negro college to New York's Harlem, an American black man becomes involved in a series of adventures. Introduction explains circumstances under which the book was written. Ellison won the National Book Award for this searing record of a black man's journey through contemporary America. Unquestionably, Ellison's book is a work of extraordinary intensity--powerfully imagined and written with a savage, wryly humorous gusto.… (plus d'informations)
Membre:nfulks32
Titre:Invisible Man: A Novel
Auteurs:Joe Morton (Narrator) Ralph Ellison (Aut (Auteur)
Info:Books On Tape (2000)
Collections:Votre bibliothèque
Évaluation:
Mots-clés:in-storage-blacktub

Détails de l'œuvre

Homme invisible, pour qui chantes-tu? par Ralph Ellison (Author) (1952)

  1. 30
    Les âmes du peuple noir par W. E. B. Du Bois (GabrielF)
  2. 00
    Black and Conservative par George Samuel Schuyler (M_Clark)
    M_Clark: This very cynical novel takes place during the same time period as "The Invisible Man" and provides additional perspectives on race during the post WWII years.
  3. 00
    Quicksand par Nella Larsen (aspirit)
  4. 00
    Un enfant du pays par Richard Wright (Cecrow)
  5. 22
    Le coeur est un chasseur solitaire par Carson McCullers (chrisharpe)
  6. 00
    Hortense et Queenie par Andrea Levy (tcarter)
  7. 00
    This Mournable Body par Tsitsi Dangarembga (aspirit)
    aspirit: Describes the life a modern African woman to contrast with that of the historical African-American man. Similar tone.
  8. 02
    Big Machine par Victor LaValle (goddesspt2)
  9. 05
    Lolita par Vladimir Nabokov (kara.shamy)
1940s (23)
1950s (36)
My TBR (83)
Chargement...

Inscrivez-vous à LibraryThing pour découvrir si vous aimerez ce livre

Actuellement, il n'y a pas de discussions au sujet de ce livre.

» Voir aussi les 635 mentions

Affichage de 1-5 de 166 (suivant | tout afficher)
I quickly got caught in the current of Invisible Man, which I anticipated being more oblique and unapproachable than the text turned out to be. Ellison's dealing of the failings of the Communist part to address systemic racism was well placed. I felt overwhelmed in many ways by the story as I reflect on it.
  b.masonjudy | Mar 21, 2021 |
In our digital age we might not think anyone is invisible but if we open our eyes, we will see those that have fallen through the cracks, now think about how it was 70 years ago for those who knew they were second class citizens. Invisible Man is the only novel that Ralph Ellison published in his lifetime, but upon its publication was hailed as a masterpiece.

The narrator, an unnamed black man who lives in an underground room stealing power from the city's electric grid, reflects on the various ways in which he has experienced social invisibility during his life beginning in his teenage years in the South. Graduating from high school, he wins a scholarship to an all-black college but to receive it, he must first take part in a brutal, humiliating battle royal for the entertainment of the town's rich white dignitaries. After years later during his junior year, he chauffeurs a visiting rich white trustee for the afternoon but goes beyond the campus resulting with horrifying encounters for the trustee upon seeing the underside of black life beyond the campus. Dr. Bledsoe, the college president, excoriates the narrator and expels him through giving him false hope of re-enrolling by giving him recommendation letters to trustees in New York. After learning this, the narrator attempts to get a job at a paint factory but finds everyone suspicious of him which leads to him getting injured. While hospitalized, he is given shock therapy based on misinformation that he purposely caused the accident that injured him. After leaving the hospital, the narrator faints on the streets of Harlem and is taken in by a kindly old-fashioned woman. He later happens across the eviction of an elderly black couple and makes an impassioned speech that incites the crowd to attack the law enforcement officials in charge of the proceedings. After the narrator escapes, he is confronted by Brother Jack, the leader of a group known as "the Brotherhood" that professes its commitment to bettering conditions in Harlem and the rest of the world. At Jack's urging, the narrator agrees to join and speak at rallies to spread the word among the black community. The narrator is successful but is then called before a meeting of the Brotherhood and accused of putting his own ambitions ahead of the group, resulting in him being reassigned to another part of the city to address issues concerning women. Eventually he is told to return since his replacement has disappeared and to find him, which he does only to find him disillusioned then shot by a police officer. At the funeral, he gives a rousing speech that rallies the crowd but upsets the Brotherhood leaders due to them not having an interest in the black community’s problems. Without the narrator to help focus the community, other’s take advantage causing a riot. Getting caught up with looters, the narrator navigates the neighborhoods until he falls into an underground coal bin that he is eventually sealed in which allows him to contemplate the racism he has experienced. In the epilogue, the narrator decides to return to the world and that he is telling his story to help people see past his own invisibility and provided a voice for those with a similar plight.

I will be honest I will have to reread this book in a few years because I feel that early in the book, I was not connecting well with the narrative but that later changed especially as the narrator arrived in New York. The ‘trials and travails’ of the narrator while attempt to work at the paint factory and his treatment with the faux-Communists were eye opening given my current employment and some of the political events and or trends over the years. Ellison’s critical look at the African American societal and cultural divides in the South and the same in the North with prejudices in full display was eye opening and a reminder that to look at groups monolithically is a mistake both today and looking back at history. If I took away anything from this reading of the book, it is that.

Invisible Man is a book that needs to be read period. Ralph Ellison’s masterpiece, while I did not rate it “great” this time, is a book that I need to reread to full grasp everything going on in the narrative and appreciate its impact. ( )
  mattries37315 | Feb 25, 2021 |
This was a vividly rendered masterpiece whose message went beyond race to speak of - and possibly for - people who have fallen out of history. Having found himself a tool in everyone's game, the narrator sees it as a viable option to embrace his invisibility, and finds through this that everyone is linked, that the exploiters and the victims are inextricably connected. ( )
  irrelephant | Feb 21, 2021 |
Didn't really know what to expect out of this one. There were some powerful bits especially closer to the end, but on the whole I found it a lot more tedious than some others of a similar bent I've read this year. ( )
  dllh | Jan 6, 2021 |
En 1953, Ralph Ellison ganó el Premio Nacional del Libro de Ficción de Estados Unidos con esta descarnada obra. Se trata de una novela de iniciación en la que el personaje, un hombre de raza negra, como el mismo escritor lo era, va evolucionando desde que era una joven promesa en una institución educativa benéfica para jóvenes promesas de su raza en el Sur, pero por un desgraciado malentendido se ve obligado a abandonar los estudios y marchar al Norte para convertirse en un obrero. Tras este contratiempo en su vida se unirá a un sindicato, donde ascenderá por su prodigioso don de oratoria hasta que llegará a darse cuenta de que incluso los de su clase se dan peor trato entre ellos que el que les dan quienes en teoría consideran sus enemigos. Es una obra dura y pesimista, muy influenciada por el naturalismo y las ideas políticas y raciales que flotaban en el ambiente de los Estados Unidos en la época en la que el autor la escribió. Destaca la maestría de su lenguaje, que se adapta al sur en la primera mitad de la novela y al norte en la segunda mitad, de acuerdo con el periplo al que se va viendo arrastrado el personaje. ( )
  Eucalafio | Nov 12, 2020 |
Affichage de 1-5 de 166 (suivant | tout afficher)
"Invisible Man" is tough, brutal and sensational. It is uneven in quality. But it blazes with authentic talent.
 

» Ajouter d'autres auteur(e)s (27 possibles)

Nom de l'auteur(e)RôleType d'auteurŒuvre ?Statut
Ellison, RalphAuteurauteur(e) principal(e)toutes les éditionsconfirmé
Callahan, JohnIntroductionauteur secondairequelques éditionsconfirmé
Ellison, RalphIntroductionauteur secondairequelques éditionsconfirmé
Morton, JoeNarrateurauteur secondairequelques éditionsconfirmé

Est contenu dans

Possède un guide de référence avec

Contient une étude de

Contient un guide de lecture pour étudiant

Contient un guide pour l'enseignant

Vous devez vous identifier pour modifier le Partage des connaissances.
Pour plus d'aide, voir la page Aide sur le Partage des connaissances [en anglais].
Titre canonique
Titre original
Titres alternatifs
Date de première publication
Personnes ou personnages
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
Lieux importants
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
Évènements importants
Films connexes
Prix et distinctions
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
Épigraphe
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
"You are saved," cried Captain Delano, more and more astonished and pained; "you are saved: what has cast such a shadow upon you?"

--Herman Melville, Benito Cereno
HARRY: I tell you, it is not me you are looking at,

Not me you arre grinning at, not me your confidential looks

Incriminate, but that other person, if person,

You thought I was: let your necrophily

Feed upon that carcase. . . .

--T. S. Eliot, Family Reunion
Dédicace
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
To Ida
Premiers mots
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
"I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids—and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass. When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination—indeed, everything and anything except me."
Citations
Derniers mots
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
(Cliquez pour voir. Attention : peut vendre la mèche.)
Notice de désambigüisation
Directeur(-trice)(s) de publication
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
Courtes éloges de critiques
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
Langue d'origine
Informations provenant du Partage des connaissances anglais. Modifiez pour passer à votre langue.
DDC/MDS canonique

Références à cette œuvre sur des ressources externes.

Wikipédia en anglais (2)

In the course of his wanderings from a Southern Negro college to New York's Harlem, an American black man becomes involved in a series of adventures. Introduction explains circumstances under which the book was written. Ellison won the National Book Award for this searing record of a black man's journey through contemporary America. Unquestionably, Ellison's book is a work of extraordinary intensity--powerfully imagined and written with a savage, wryly humorous gusto.

Aucune description trouvée dans une bibliothèque

Description du livre
Résumé sous forme de haïku

Bibliothèque historique: Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison a une bibliothèque historique. Les bibliothèques historiques sont les bibliothèques personnelles de lecteurs connus, qu'ont entrées des utilisateurs de LibraryThing inscrits au groupe Bibliothèques historiques [en anglais].

Afficher le profil historique de Ralph Ellison.

Voir la page d'auteur(e) de Ralph Ellison.

Vos raccourcis

Couvertures populaires

Évaluation

Moyenne: (3.99)
0.5 2
1 44
1.5 14
2 145
2.5 26
3 406
3.5 91
4 802
4.5 112
5 878

 

À propos | Contact | LibraryThing.com | Respect de la vie privée et règles d'utilisation | Aide/FAQ | Blog | Boutique | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliothèques historiques | Critiques en avant-première | Partage des connaissances | 157,045,797 livres! | Barre supérieure: Toujours visible