Ralph Waldo Ellison is an African-American writer, most famous for his outstanding literary work "Invisible Man". This powerful and emotive novel is considered to be a true masterpiece, which was met with a great success and won the National Book Award in 1953.

Ralph Waldo Ellison's father wanted his son to become a poet, so he named him after Ralph Waldo Emerson, a celebrated poet. Ellison was born in 1914 in Oklahoma City. The times of his childhood were rather hard for the family, but, as we see, Ellison coped with all the difficulties and became a recognized author.

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