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A photo of Ralph Ellison (with a bow tie).
The cover of first edition of Invisible Man.
Salon.com's article on Invisible Man's 50th anniversary.
Full online text of Herman Melville's Benito Cereno, which was quoted in the epigraph.
This site has lots of information on Ralph Ellison, including biographical info, essays, and video footage.
This Ralph Ellison webliography is basically a compilation of a bunch of resources on Ellison, including citations for interviews, listings of his books and short stories, lists of his published presentations, and web links for more information on him.
Jerry Jazz Musician collects a variety of interviews with experts on Ralph Ellison.
Learn more about Booker T. Washington, who is referenced many times in this novel.