Toni Morrison's Fiction: Contemporary Criticism / Edition 1

Toni Morrison's Fiction: Contemporary Criticism / Edition 1

by David L. Middleton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815335881

ISBN-13: 9780815335887

Pub. Date: 11/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815335887
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Critical Studies in Black Life and Culture Series, #30
Edition description:
1ST PBK
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading from Without and Within: Critical Argument and the Study of Toni Morrison
Pt. 1The Bluest Eye
Storytelling and Moral Agency3
Tracking "The Look" in the Novels of Toni Morrison27
Pt. 2Sula
Toni Morrison: The Struggle to Depict the Black Figure on the White Page45
Who Cares? Women-Centered Psychology in Sula61
Pt. 3Song of Solomon
Faulkner and Joyce in Morrison's Song of Solomon95
Civilizations Underneath: African Heritage as Cultural Discourse in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon109
"Rememory": Primal Scenes and Constructions in Toni Morrison's Novels135
Pt. 4Tar Baby
Paradise Lost and Found: Dualism and Edenic Myth in Toni Morrison's Tar Baby165
The Ancestor as Foundation in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Tar Baby183
Pt. 5Beloved
Beloved and the New Apocalypse209
Fleshly Ghosts and Ghostly Flesh: The Word and the Body in Beloved231
Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison: Reflections on Postmodernism and the Study of Religion and Literature247
Pt. 6Jazz
The Function of Jazz in Toni Morrison's Jazz271
Movin' on up: The Madness of Migration in Toni Morrison's Jazz283
The Problem of Narrative in Toni Morrison's Jazz297
Contributors311
Credits317
Index321

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