Photos of Ralph Ellison collaged with different covers of his novel Invisible Man

For the fifth installment of T Book Club, they’re reading “Invisible Man,” Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel in which an unnamed narrator, a Black American who grew up in the South and is now residing in an underground hideout in 1940s New York City, tells the story of his life. Time and again, he has been forced to live according to cruel and impossible terms as determined by white society and, as a result, has seen his hopes dashed and his humanity dismissed — “I am,” he proclaims, “invisible because people refuse to see me” — even as he moves toward a greater understanding of self.

R.S.V.P. to a virtual conversation about “Invisible Man,” to be led by the writer, scholar and T writer at large Adam Bradley and held on June 17.

June 17, 2021
7:00 PM
The New York Times
Save to Calendar 2021-06-17 19:00:00 2021-06-17 19:00:00 America/New_York T Book Club: Invisible Man For the fifth installment of T Book Club, they’re reading “Invisible Man,” Ralph Ellison’s 1952 novel in which an unnamed narrator, a Black American who grew up in the South and is now residing in an underground hideout in 1940s New York City, tells the story of his life. Time and again, he has been forced to live according to cruel and impossible terms as determined by white society and, as a result, has seen his hopes dashed and his humanity dismissed — “I am,” he proclaims, “invisible because people refuse to see me” — even as he moves toward a greater understanding of self. R.S.V.P. to a virtual conversation about “Invisible Man,” to be led by the writer, scholar and T writer at large Adam Bradley and held on June 17. New York The New York Times
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