mentioned in a Fader thing about similarities I pointed out re: Kerry James Marshall's A Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of his Former Self and the cover art for Frank Ocean's 'Lens". of course I am a Twitter user :,)
Here's part of the epigraph of Ellison's Invisible Man, from T.S. Eliot's "The Family Reunion":
and then a part of the prologue, still striking !!!Harry: I tell you, it is not me you are looking at,
Not me you are grinning at, not me your confidential looks
Incriminate, but that other person, if person,
You thought I was: let your necrophily
Feed upon that carcase...
... I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. Like the bodiless heads you see sometimes in circus sideshows, it is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass.When they approach me they see only my surroundings, themselves, or figments of their imagination -- indeed, everything and anything except me.