Wrestling with Ellison
Against The Current vol. 155

Heideman, Paul M.
http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/3444

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/11/2011
Year Published:  2011  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14106

Nathaniel Mill's review of Barbara Foley’s Wrestling With the Left (ATC 152, May-June 2011) raises a number of very important issues for understanding the politics of Ralph Ellison’s masterpiece, and by extension 20th-century African-American literature as a whole. In particular, Mills’ criticisms of Foley’s neglect of potentially liberatory moments in the text foregrounds the crucial issue of how revolutionary critics should go about the task of investigating novelistic politics.