Critical Essays on Toni Morrison's Beloved

Critical Essays on Toni Morrison's Beloved

by Barbara Solomon

ISBN-10: 0783800495

ISBN-13: 9780783800493

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Gale Group

Product Details

Gale Group
Publication date:
Critical Essays on American Literature Series
Product dimensions:
6.43(w) x 9.55(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

General Editor's Note
Publisher's Note
Haunted by Their Nightmares39
A Gravestone of Memories43
The Ghosts of "Sixty Million and More"46
Death Duties: Toni Morrison Looks Back in Sorrow47
Toni Morrison's Beloved Country: The Writer and Her Haunting Tale of Slavery53
The Pleasure of Enchantment59
Aunt Medea64
A House Divided72
Ghost Story78
Ties That Bind84
The Opening Sentences of Beloved91
Nameless Ghosts: Possession and Dispossession in Beloved93
Temporal Defamiliarization in Toni Morrison's Beloved104
Toni Morrison's Ghost: The Beloved Who Is Not Beloved117
Beloved: "Woman, Thy Name Is Demon"127
"Breaking the Back of Words": Language, Silence, and the Politics of Identity in Beloved138
The Telling of Beloved148
Beloved: A Womanist Neo-Slave Narrative; or Multivocal Remembrances of Things Past166
Call and Response as Critical Method: African-American Oral Traditions and Beloved177
The Making of a Man: Dialogic Meaning in Beloved189
Beloved and the Tyranny of the Double205
Giving Body to the Word: The Maternal Symbolic in Toni Morrison's Beloved211
Reading at the Cultural Interface: The Corn Symbolism of Beloved233
The Black English Oral Tradition in Beloved: "listen to the spaces"247
Sethe's Re-memories: The Covert Return of What is Best Forgotten261
The Disruption of Formulaic Discourse: Writing Resistance and Truth in Beloved272
Transfiguring the Narrative: Beloved - from Melodrama to Tragedy284

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