All posts tagged: Ralph Ellison

King of the Bingo Game by Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison (1914-1994), best known for The Invisible Man, was a novelist and critic, who also wrote an anthology of essays on the works of William Faulkner, Richard Wright and the music of Duke Ellngton.  Mr. Ellison received the National Medal of Arts in 1985. Symbolism in literature can possess a universal meaning, or one recognized in different stories, or a personal meaning, a meaning that only makes sense within that piece of writing.