2 - 3:30 pm (Central Time)
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Published in 1952, Invisible Man won the National Book Award in 1953 and remains one of the great American classics. In the first paragraph of its “Prologue,” the unnamed Black protagonist declares, “I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me.” Today, this statement resonates more than ever, having become part and parcel of our nation's ongoing public dialog on racism. In this seminar, we’ll explore Ellison’s novel and its profound relevance to contemporary American society.
Four sessions. Registration – $170
Richard Reeder is the author of Chicago Sketches and 1001 Train Rides in Chicago. He moderates the monthly Chicago-themed book club at the Cliff Dwellers Club. Richard is the past president of the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame.
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison. Vintage International, 1995. ISBN: 9780679732761
For the first session, please read the Prologue and Chapters 1-4 of Invisible Man.
Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, January 13th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning January 7 at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.
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We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.