Bloom's How to Write about Toni Morrison

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Toni Morrison, recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993, is known for her poetic and incisive treatment of the crucial themes of race and identity in such influential novels as Sula, Song of Solomon, Beloved, and Paradise. One of the most popular and acclaimed American authors today, Morrison continues to inspire new generations of readers and writers.

Bloom's How to Write About Literature series is a valuable resource for students writing essays on great works of ...

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Overview

Toni Morrison, recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature in 1993, is known for her poetic and incisive treatment of the crucial themes of race and identity in such influential novels as Sula, Song of Solomon, Beloved, and Paradise. One of the most popular and acclaimed American authors today, Morrison continues to inspire new generations of readers and writers.

Bloom's How to Write About Literature series is a valuable resource for students writing essays on great works of literature. Each volume in the series contains dozens of sample paper topics and brief discussions of how to approach the topics. Each volume also contains a detailed general chapter on how to write and format a good essay and an introduction by Harold Bloom, who meditates on the challenges and rewards of writing about the volume's subject author. Bloom's How to Write About Literature series is an essential tool for all students and a useful aid for teachers.

Zisca Isabel Burton received a master's degree in African-American studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is associate director of composition at the University of Miami, where she also teaches English composition.

About the Author:
Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791095485
  • Publisher: Bloom's Literary Criticism
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Series: Bloom's How to Write about Literature Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction     v
Volume Introduction     vii
How to Write a Good Essay     1
How to Write about Toni Morrison     39
The Bluest Eye     65
Sula     79
Song of Solomon     93
Tar Baby     107
"Recitatif"     120
Beloved     127
Jazz     146
The Nobel Lecture     160
"The Dancing Mind" Speech     169
Paradise     173
Love     189
Index     205
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