Why the most prominent African American writer of the civil rights era, the man Malcolm X called “the poet of the revolution,” is as relevant as ever.
D. Quentin Miller
D. Quentin Miller is professor and chair of English at Suffolk University. His most recent book is “A Criminal Power: James Baldwin and the Law.”
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For the prolific author, ‘enough’ was never enough.
I’m sure the city will craft a carefully considered, permanent tribute somewhere, but I’d like to sing a note of praise for the spontaneous, temporary shrine that appeared near the marathon finish line last year.
If this change signals a more general admission that the ability to produce good, sustained writing is no longer something we value in everyone seeking higher education, I’m hesitant to join the cheering crowd.
On the occasion of Ellison’s 100th birthday, a look at the impact “Invisible Man” has had on generations of readers and authors.