Ralph Waldo Ellison Biography
Birthday: March 1, 1914 (Pisces)
Born In: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Ralph Waldo Ellison was an African American novelist famous for his novel ‘Invisible Man’. He was also a scholar and literary critic who had published many essays on critical social and political issues. Even though his life started off in a very humble way, he was able to carve a niche for himself in the literary circles and won many accolades for his work. His body of work has been regarded as an important treatise on the complexity of American culture, especially when it comes to the African American communities. Ralph was also deeply interested in jazz music and readers can see a glimpse of this love for music in his writing as well. His narrative is simple and yet so rich, interspersed with rhymes and lyrics from popular numbers. His writing leaves the reader with a very powerful message conveyed in an appealing manner. His works draw the readers' attention towards the injustice prevalent in the society and forces them to become consciously aware of the various issues plaguing the society. Besides his involvement in writing and music, Ralph also taught at various universities in the United States.