Circles of Sorrow, Lines of Struggle: The Novels of Toni Morrison

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In what seems to be basically her doctoral dissertation on Morrison, Grewal presents a deeply insightful if occasionally pedantic commentary on Morrison's first six novels, Paradise having been published after this text was completed. Grewal interprets Morrison's narrative as "postcolonial literature," and believes that the lives of her characters "do not make sense outside history; the meaning of personal suffering is available only within a collective temporality." Morrison's prose, therefore, is "a work of recovery," "the healing from a history that has visited trauma upon its subjects." Once the reader moves beyond the obligatory references and citations, each of the six chapters, one per novel, offers some extremely helpful comments and explications of character, plot and metaphor in Morrison's work. The chapters on The Bluest Eye and Beloved could be particularly useful to any teacher presenting these works to high school or advanced placement students. Narrative, for Morrison, is very serious business. Morrison's narrative, for Grewal, is a source of wonder. KLIATT Codes: A—Recommended for advanced students, and adults. 1998, Louisiana State University Press, 154p, bibliog, index, 23cm, 98-5630, $12.95. Ages 17 to adult. Reviewer: Patricia A. Moore; Academic Resource Ctr., Emmanuel College, Boston, MA (retired) January 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 1)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807126431
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Series: Southern Literary Studies
  • Pages: 154
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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Gurleen Grewal is associate professor of women's studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 The Decolonizing Vision: The Bluest Eye 20
2 Freedom's Absent Horizon: Sula 42
3 Redeeming the Legacy of the Past: Song of Solomon 60
4 Prospero's Spell and the Question of Resistance: Tar Baby 79
5 On the Rocking Loom of History, a Net to Hold the Past: Beloved 96
6 A Hearing of History: Jazz 118
Selected Bibliography 139
Index 147
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