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Alain Locke

Jackson Via Greif Via Rampersad

A Brief Morality Tale On The Foundations Of Scholarship In writing about Bellow and racism a few posts back, I learned that he and Ralph Ellison were friends. The Chicago Tribune article I cited in the post went so far as to assert that Bellow was a great “encouragement” to Ellison—both before and after the publication of Invisible Man. Of course there are number of reasons for an intellectual historian to consider Ellison’s life and career, but that article put him further up the ladder of my interests. So it was with great interest that I discovered, earlier today, this Read more