Toni Morrison and Literary Tradition: The Invention of an Aesthetic

Toni Morrison and Literary Tradition: The Invention of an Aesthetic

by Justine Baillie

Paperback(Reprint)

$29.95
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Usually ships within 1 week

Overview

Toni Morrison and Literary Tradition: The Invention of an Aesthetic by Justine Baillie

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474222914
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 04/23/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews