Toni Morrison's Fiction

Toni Morrison's Fiction

by Jan Furman
     
 

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In this introduction to the Nobel Prize-winning fiction of Toni Morrison, Jan Furman surveys six novels, a short story, and a book of criticism to reconstruct the development of Morrison's creative vision and to assess its influence on contemporary literature. She chronicles Morrison's growth as a writer and traces the recurrent characters, themes, and settings that

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In this introduction to the Nobel Prize-winning fiction of Toni Morrison, Jan Furman surveys six novels, a short story, and a book of criticism to reconstruct the development of Morrison's creative vision and to assess its influence on contemporary literature. She chronicles Morrison's growth as a writer and traces the recurrent characters, themes, and settings that embody Morrison's literary philosophy. Demonstrating that Morrison strongly supports the idea that the artist must engender and interpret culture, Furman reveals the novelist's contribution to the expansion and redefinition of the American literary canon through her portrayal of the African American experience.

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Surveys six novels, a short story, and a book of criticism by the Nobel-Prize winning author, reconstructing the development of Morrison's creative vision and assessing its influence in contemporary literature. Traces the recurrent characters, themes, and settings in her work, and reveals her contributions to the expansion and redefinition of the American literary canon through her portrayal of the African-American experience. For literature students. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570033179
Publisher:
University of South Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Series:
Understanding Contemporary American Literature Series
Pages:
131
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

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