Saturday, August 17, 2013, 10:30 AM
Join other book enthusiasts for a lively discussion on the final book in this summer’s series, related to the 30 Americans exhibition.
August 17: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Invisible Man is book that has continued to engage readers since its appearance in 1952. A first novel by an unknown writer, it remained on the bestseller list for sixteen weeks, won the National Book Award for fiction, and established Ralph Ellison as one of the key writers of the century. The narrator of the novel describes growing up in a black community in the South, attending a Negro college from which he is expelled, moving to New York and becoming the chief spokesman of the Harlem branch of “the Brotherhood,” and retreating amid violence and confusion to the basement lair of the Invisible Man he imagines himself to be.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-224-3826. Books are available from the Museum Store.
Free with Museum admission