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Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
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Ralph Ellison
“Play the game, but don’t believe in it – that much you owe yourself … Play the game, but raise the ante, my boy. Learn how it operates, learn how you operate.”
Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison
“America is woven of many strands. I would recognise them and let it so remain. Our fate is to become one, and yet many.”
Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison
“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.”
Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Ralph Ellison
“Come out of the fog, young man. And remember you don't have to be a complete fool in order to succeed. Play the game, but don't believe in it--that much you owe yourself. Even if it lands you in a strait jacket or a padded cell. Play the game, but play it your own way--part of the time at least. Play the game, but raise the ante, my boy. Learn how it operates, learn how you operate--I wish I had time to tell you only a fragment.”
Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man


Reading Progress

September 10, 2017 – Started Reading
September 10, 2017 – Shelved
October 7, 2017 – Finished Reading

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