Toni Morrison's Fiction : Contemporary Criticism

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

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A contemporary critical companion to Morrison's six novels emphasizing primary interpretations of the philosophical, religious, gender based, and racial concerns which inform her writing. The 15 essays are rooted in conventional and counter-conventional interpretive strategies, applying the critical scalpel to topics such as racial memory, the constructive act of narrative, the function of jazz in Morrison's novels, and the influences of Faulkner and Joyce in "Song of Solomon". Twelve of the essays are reprinted from US journals devoted to literary, cultural, and religious studies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading from Without and Within: Critical Argument and the Study of Toni Morrison
Pt. 1 The Bluest Eye
Storytelling and Moral Agency 3
Tracking "The Look" in the Novels of Toni Morrison 27
Pt. 2 Sula
Toni Morrison: The Struggle to Depict the Black Figure on the White Page 45
Who Cares? Women-Centered Psychology in Sula 61
Pt. 3 Song of Solomon
Faulkner and Joyce in Morrison's Song of Solomon 95
Civilizations Underneath: African Heritage as Cultural Discourse in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon 109
"Rememory": Primal Scenes and Constructions in Toni Morrison's Novels 135
Pt. 4 Tar Baby
Paradise Lost and Found: Dualism and Edenic Myth in Toni Morrison's Tar Baby 165
The Ancestor as Foundation in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Tar Baby 183
Pt. 5 Beloved
Beloved and the New Apocalypse 209
Fleshly Ghosts and Ghostly Flesh: The Word and the Body in Beloved 231
Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison: Reflections on Postmodernism and the Study of Religion and Literature 247
Pt. 6 Jazz
The Function of Jazz in Toni Morrison's Jazz 271
Movin' on up: The Madness of Migration in Toni Morrison's Jazz 283
The Problem of Narrative in Toni Morrison's Jazz 297
Contributors 311
Credits 317
Index 321
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