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  1. 6. Ralph Ellison (1914-1968). The Invisible Man is one of literature’s most manly of men, and his creator wasn’t too shabby either. Although Ellison’s protagonist lives in the “shadows,” his potential for menace is fully illuminated. “A hibernation is covert preparation for a more overt action,” the Invisible Man explains. Wright himself lived as large as possible: he was in the merchant marines, played jazz trumpet, and tried his hand at painting too.

    Apparently, black manly men are interchangeable?

  2. Also, I’d like to know why Percival Everett isn’t on the list? No Ben Percy, either? Has this writer heard Ben Percy speak? His voice is like… it’s extremely deep.

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