Ralph Ellison, on works in progress

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Reveals a candid portrait of Ralph Ellison, author of The Invisible Man. Presents Ellison discussing the function of the writer in society, how he came to write The Invisible Man; his own involvement with the work, and how he feels a work of art should engage all of a writer's being. Features the author reading from this work and commenting on the contribution which the Negro church has made to the eloquence of most Negro writers.
National Educational Television
IUL Moving Image Archive
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