What Else But Love?: The Ordeal of Race in Faulkner and Morrison / Edition 1

What Else But Love?: The Ordeal of Race in Faulkner and Morrison / Edition 1

by Philip M. Weinstein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0231102755

ISBN-13: 9780231102759

Pub. Date: 11/05/1996

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Weinstein investigates the stories blacks and whites, men and women, tell about each other through the work of two quintessential American novelists: William Faulkner and and Toni Morrison. Exploring deep-rooted understandings of race and gender and describing how differently their "Americanness" resonates in both writers' works, What Else But Love?

Overview

Weinstein investigates the stories blacks and whites, men and women, tell about each other through the work of two quintessential American novelists: William Faulkner and and Toni Morrison. Exploring deep-rooted understandings of race and gender and describing how differently their "Americanness" resonates in both writers' works, What Else But Love? considers the legacy of slavery in a variety of ways, from the meaning of mammies and mothers to the question of black manhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231102759
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
11/05/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
237
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Note on Texts and Abbreviations xv
Introduction xvii
Part 1. Beginnings 1(82)
Personal Beginnings: Mammies and Mothers
3(33)
Historical Beginnings: Slavery
36(47)
Part 2. Legacies 83(50)
"Mister": The Drama of Black Manhood in Faulkner and Morrison
87(17)
David and Solomon: Fathering Black and White
104(29)
Part 3. Encounters 133(52)
"The Condition Our Condition Is In": Bedrock in Go Down, Moses and Song of Solomon
135(10)
Miscegenation and Might-Have-Been: Absalom, Absalom! and Jazz
145(11)
The Circulation of Social Energy: Race, Gender, and Value in Light in August and Beloved
156(29)
Conclusion 185(10)
Notes 195(26)
Works Cited 221(10)
Index 231

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