Re: [SciFiNoir Lit] Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man--Sci Fi?
- --- In SciFiNoir_Lit@yahoogroups.com, SEBARNES@a... wrote:
> In a message dated 10/30/03 8:34:39 AM, Frofidemus@n... writes:
> > almost
> I would say it is fantasy, or almost magical realism. Not science
> as there is no attempt to explain or anchor the events in what weunderstand
> of the phenomenological workings of the universe.The "Invisibility" is
> simply a metaphor, and he expects you to accept it as such. Anyattempt to make
> "Invisible Man" an SF novel would diminish it. That says, itcertainly would
> have been POSSIBLE to write the novel as SF, and that might havebeen a
> wonderful book, but not Ellison's.<Certainly the whole book is fantasy, magical realism or surrealism.
But look at Chapter 11 p. 176-186.
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