Ellison dies

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The Independent Online
NEW YORK - Ralph Ellison, 80, one of the giants of 20th-century American literature, died yesterday of pancreatic cancer. Ellison wrote just one novel, Invisible Man, a searing account of black life in the United States that was published in 1952. His metaphor of black America being invisible to white America struck home with millions of readers of all colours and languages. Reuter