Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lawrence Jackson Reads Well

Ellison seems free of an enormous subconscious drive to incorporate and surpass the achievements of the local "father" figures Richard Wright and langston Hughes.  In fact, Ellison's intellectual point is precisely that he did not have to engage...because there were already writers of global significance to battle against for his writer's identity.

--Lawrence Jackson, "Ellison's Invented Life."