Striking Through the Mask: An essay series (Introduction)

by Ezekiel Fry

I have decided that a wonderful way to ease myself back into the habit of adding regular essays to this Gloomy sphere will be to reprint a series of essays that I completed this past winter. The essays focus on the relationship between the works of Ralph Ellison and Herman Melville. Each one is truly an essay into the subject and should in no way be considered a definitive proclamation on any of the works covered. These are but fledglings, but there is meat here nonetheless. Lets get started!