Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2014
Toni Morrison and Literary Tradition explores Toni Morrison's construction of alternative and oppositional narratives of history and places her work as central to the imagining and re-imagining of American and diasporic identities. Covering the Nobel Prize-winning author's novels (up to Home), as well as her essays, dramatic works and short stories, this book situates Morrison's writings within both African-American and American writing traditions and examines them in terms of her continuous dialogue with the politics, philosophy and literary forms of these traditions. Toni Morrison and Literary Tradition provides a comprehensive analysis of Morrison's entire oeuvre, from her early interrogation of Black Power to her engagement with fin de siècle postcolonial critiques of nationalism and twenty-first century considerations of ecology. Justine Baillie goes on to argue that Morrison's aesthetic should be understood in relation to the historical, political and cultural contexts in which it, and the African-American and American literary traditions upon which she draws, have been created and developed.
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About the Author
Justine Baillie is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Greenwich, UK. She has published on Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father and American Fiction.
Table of Contents
Part I: Finding A Voice \ 1. Finding a Voice \ Part II: Identity, Ideology and Community \ 2. The Bluest Eye (1970) and Sula (1973) \ 3. Song of Solomon (1977) and Tar Baby (1981) \ 4. Beloved (1987) and 'The Site of Memory' (1987) \ Part III: Repetition, Memory and the End of Race \ 5. Jazz (1992) and Playing in the Dark (1992) \ 6. Paradise (1998), 'Home' (1997) and 'Recitatif' (1983) \ 7. Love (2003) \ 8. A Mercy (2008) \ Bibliography \ Index.