Toni Morrison's Beloved: A Casebook

Toni Morrison's Beloved: A Casebook

by William L. Andrews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195107969

ISBN-13: 9780195107968

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Beloved is without a doubt the most read, most often taught, and most often written about among Toni Morrison's six novels. In this casebook of previously published essays, the editors have collected, from among dozens of excellent possibilities, what they consider to be seven of the best in the group. In addition to the essays by critics wee steeped in Morrison

Overview

Beloved is without a doubt the most read, most often taught, and most often written about among Toni Morrison's six novels. In this casebook of previously published essays, the editors have collected, from among dozens of excellent possibilities, what they consider to be seven of the best in the group. In addition to the essays by critics wee steeped in Morrison scholarship, the correction intrudes three additional documents: a poem by the well-known nineteenth-century writer and women's activist, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, that publicly responds to the incident in which the slave mother, Margaret Garner, murdered her third to save her from slavery-the very incident Morrison fictionalizes in her novel; a white abolitionist's trace put together from contemporaneous newspaper accounts of the murder; and in an effort to capture the small portion of the oral quality so prominent in the work, a "Conversation" among three Morrison scholars about the meaning and impact of Beloved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195107968
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Casebooks in Criticism Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Nellie Y. McKay
The Slave Mother: The Tale of the Ohio, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Margaret Garner and seven others, Samuel J. May
Daughters Signifyin(g) History: The Example of Toni Morrison's Beloved, Karla F.C. Holloway
Toni Morrison's Beloved: Re-Membering the Body as Historical Text, Mae G. Henderson
The Ghosts of Slavery: Historical Recovery in Toni Morrison's Beloved, Linda Krumholz
Beloved: Woman, Thy Name is Demon, Trudier Harris
Remodeling the Model Home in Uncle Tom's Cabin and Beloved, Lori Askeland
Between Presence and Absence: Beloved, Postmodernism, and Blackness, Rafael Pérez-Torres
A Conversation on Toni Morrison's Beloved, Barbara Christian, Deborah McDowell, and Nellie Y. McKay
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