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Cambridge Companion to Toni Morrison

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ISBN-10: 052186111X

ISBN-13: 9780521861113

Edition: 2007

Authors: Justine Tally

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Nobel laureate Toni Morrison is one of the most widely studied of contemporary American authors. Her novels, particularly Beloved, have had a dramatic impact on the American canon and attracted considerable critical commentary. This Companion introduces and examines her oeuvre as a whole, the first evaluation to include not only her famous novels, but also her other literary works (short story, drama, musical, and opera), her social and literary criticism, and her career as an editor and teacher. Innovative contributions from internationally recognized critics and academics discuss Morrison's themes, narrative techniques, language and political philosophy, and explain the importance of her…    
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Book details

List price: $104.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/13/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 220
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Notes on contributors
Chronology
Introduction: "All necks are on the line"
Toni Morrison's Fiction
The Bluest Eye and Sula: black female experience from childhood to womanhood
Song of Solomon and Tar Baby: the subversive role of language and the carnivalesque
Beloved or the shifting shapes of memory
Jazz and Paradise: pivotal moments in black history
The Morrison trilogy
Love and the survival of the black community
The artistic impulse of Toni Morrison's shorter works
Toni Morrison's Criticism and Editing
Toni Morrison's literary criticism
Toni Morrison's social criticism
Toni Morrison, editor and teacher
Essays
Language and narrative technique in Toni Morrison's novels
Toni Morrison, intellectual
Morrison and the critical community
Further Reading
Works
Selected critical reading
Index