New Essays on Song of Solomon / Edition 1

New Essays on Song of Solomon / Edition 1

by Valerie Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521456045

ISBN-13: 9780521456043

Pub. Date: 07/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The American Novel series provides students of American literature with introductory critical guides to great works of American literature. Each volume begins with a substantial introduction by a distinguished authority on the text, giving details of the work's composition, publication history, and contemporary reception, as well as a survey of the major critical…  See more details below

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The American Novel series provides students of American literature with introductory critical guides to great works of American literature. Each volume begins with a substantial introduction by a distinguished authority on the text, giving details of the work's composition, publication history, and contemporary reception, as well as a survey of the major critical trends and readings from first publication to the present. This overview is followed by a group of new essays, each specially commissioned from a leading scholar in the field, which together constitute a forum of interpretative methods and prominent contemporary ideas on the text. There are also helpful guides to further reading. Specifically designed for undergraduates, the series will be a powerful resource for anyone engaged in the critical analysis of major American novels and other important texts. The essays collected here, written by leading critics of Toni Morrison's work, exemplify the fresh theoretical and cultural perspectives that have been brought to bear upon African American texts in general and upon Song of Solomon in particular. They reveal the complexities of a deceptively straightforward novel, at once acknowledging and kindling renewed interest in what has proved a pivotal text by one of the most gifted authors this nation has produced.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521456043
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2013
Series:
American Novel Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,440,940
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface
1Introduction1
2From Orality to Literacy: Oral Memory in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon19
3Call and Response: Voice, Community, and Dialogic Structures in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon41
4Knowing Their Names: Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon69
5The Postmodernist Rag: Political Identity and the Vernacular in Song of Solomon93
Notes on Contributors117
Selected Bibliography119

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