Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison, New Edition

Song of Solomon - Toni Morrison, New Edition

by Harold Bloom
     
 

The mythic patterns Toni Morrison explores in her third novel converge on the transformation of protagonist Milkman Dead. Song of Solomon traces Milkman's journey from spiritual death to an understanding and acceptance of personal responsibility, his liberation symbolized by his discovery of the ability to fly. Caught between his father's materialism and his aunt's

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The mythic patterns Toni Morrison explores in her third novel converge on the transformation of protagonist Milkman Dead. Song of Solomon traces Milkman's journey from spiritual death to an understanding and acceptance of personal responsibility, his liberation symbolized by his discovery of the ability to fly. Caught between his father's materialism and his aunt's sense of family and history, Milkman moves to a greater awareness of his identity and previously untapped spiritual power. This new collection of full-length critical essays includes an introductory essay by literary scholar Harold Bloom, a chronology, a bibliography, an index, and notes about the contributors.

Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations, a series of more than 100 volumes, presents the best current criticism on the most widely read and studied poems, novels, and dramas of the Western world, from Oedipus Rex and The Iliad to such modern and contemporary works as William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury and Don DeLillo's White Noise. Each volume opens with an introductory essay and editor's note by Harold Bloom and includes a bibliography, a chronology of the writer's life and works, and notes on the contributors. Taken together, Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations provides a comprehensive critical guide to the most vital and influential works of the Western literary tradition.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604133929
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Series:
Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations Series
Edition description:
New
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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