Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics

Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics

by Yvette Christiansë

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823239160
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 02/11/2013
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Yvette Christainsë is Professor of English and Africana Studies at Barnard College. She is the author of two books of poetry, Castaway (Duke University Press, 1999) and Imprendehora (Kwela/Snail Press, South Africa, 2009). Her novel Unconfessed (Other Press, 2007, Kwela Books, 2007, Querido, 2007) was a finalist for the Hemingway/PEN Prize for first fiction and a recipient of a 2007 ForeWord Magazine BEA Award, and was shortlisted for the University of Johannesburg Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award in 2008 and the Ama Ata Aidoo Prize in 2010.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. From Witnessing to Death Dealing: On Speaking of and for the Dead
2. Burnt Offerings: Law and Sacrifice
3. Time Out of Joint: The Temporal Logic of Morrison's Modernist Apocalyptics
4. Beginning and Ending, Part One: Old Languages New Bodies
5. Beginnings and Endings, Part Two: The Poetics of Similitude and Disavowal at Utopia's Gates
6. Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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