Toni Morrison: Beloved: Essays * Articles * Reviews

Toni Morrison: Beloved: Essays * Articles * Reviews

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ISBN-10: 023111527X

ISBN-13: 9780231115278

Pub. Date: 01/20/1999

Publisher: Columbia University Press

With excerpts from interviews and reviews, an exploration of the historical documents and slave narrative traditions on which Morrison drew, and an insightful juxtaposition of psychoanalytic and postcolonial approaches to the novel, this guide places Beloved in the contexts of Morrison's oeuvre and other works of African American literature. Chapters focus

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With excerpts from interviews and reviews, an exploration of the historical documents and slave narrative traditions on which Morrison drew, and an insightful juxtaposition of psychoanalytic and postcolonial approaches to the novel, this guide places Beloved in the contexts of Morrison's oeuvre and other works of African American literature. Chapters focus on the supernatural elements of the work, as well as the author's treatment of the physical self.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231115278
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
01/20/1999
Series:
Columbia Critical Guides Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction'An Extraordinary Act of Imagination': Reviews of Beloved and Interviews with Toni Morrison'Trying to Fill in the Blanks': Beloved's Intertexts'My Girl Come Home': Reading Beloved'This is the Flesh I'm Talking About': Language, Subjectiv ity and the Body'It's Not Over Just Because It Stops': Post-colonialism, Psychoanalysis, History

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Toni Morrison: Beloved: Essays * Articles * Reviews 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Beloved cannot be read and understood on the first read. After taking a month to read halfway, I actually watched the film first and then understood the book on the second attempt. With an uncanny imagination into the representation of supernatural beliefs of the black slaves, Morrison presents an outstanding piece of work that challenges conventional thinking and moves the soul within, although it is rather a difficult read.