Toni Morrison's fiction : contemporary criticism / edited by David L. Middleton

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Subjects: Women and literature--United States--History--20th century
African American women in literature
African Americans in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Garland Pub., 1997
Series: Critical studies in Black life and culture v. 30
Garland reference library of the humanities v. 1602
Critical studies on Black life and culture v. 30
Garland reference library of the humanities vol. 1602
LC Classification: P, PS
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 / Lynne Tirrell 3
Tracking "The Look" in the Novels of Toni Morrison / Ed Guerrero 27
Pt. 2. Sula
Toni Morrison: The Struggle to Depict the Black Figure on the White Page / Timothy B. Powell 45
Who Cares? Women-Centered Psychology in Sula / Diane Gillespie, Missy Dehn Kubitschek 61
Pt. 3. Song of Solomon
Faulkner and Joyce in Morrison's Song of Solomon / David Cowart 95
Civilizations Underneath: African Heritage as Cultural Discourse in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon / Gay Wilentz 109
"Rememory": Primal Scenes and Constructions in Toni Morrison's Novels / Ashraf H. A. Rushdy 135
Pt. 4. Tar Baby
Paradise Lost and Found: Dualism and Edenic Myth in Toni Morrison's Tar Baby / Lauren Lepow 165
The Ancestor as Foundation in Their Eyes Were Watching God and Tar Baby / Sandra Pouchet Paquet 183
Pt. 5. Beloved
Beloved and the New Apocalypse / Susan Bowers 209
Fleshly Ghosts and Ghostly Flesh: The Word and the Body in Beloved / David Lawrence 231
Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison: Reflections on Postmodernism and the Study of Religion and Literature / Ann-Janine Morey 247
Pt. 6. Jazz
The Function of Jazz in Toni Morrison's Jazz / Barbara Williams Lewis 271
Movin' on up: The Madness of Migration in Toni Morrison's Jazz / Deborah H. Barnes 283
The Problem of Narrative in Toni Morrison's Jazz / Katherine J. Mayberry 297
Contributors 311
Credits 317
Index 321
Additional Authors: Middleton, David L
Notes: LCCN: 96043555
ISBN: 0815308698 (acid-free paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Part 1: The Bluest eye. Storytelling and moral agency / Lynne Tirrell -- Tracking 'the look' in the novels of Toni Morrison / Ed Guerrero Part 2: Sula. Toni Morrison: the struggle to depict the Black figure on the white page / Timothy B. Powell -- Who cares? Women-centered psychology in Sula / Diane Gillespie and Missy Dehn Kubitschek Part 3: Song of Solomon. Faulkner and Joyce in Morrison's Song of Solomon / Gay Wilentz -- 'Rememory': primal scenes and constructions in Toni Morrison's novels / Ashraf H.A. Rushdy Part 4: Tar baby. Paradise lost and found: dualism and edenic myth in Toni Morrison's Tar baby / Lauren Lepow -- The Ancestor as foundation in Their eyes were watching God and Tar baby / Sandra Pouchet Paquet -- Part 5: Beloved. Beloved and the new apocalypse / Susan Bowers -- Fleshly ghosts and ghostly flesh: the word and the body in Beloved / David Lawrence -- Margaret Atwood and Toni Morrison: reflections on postmodernism and the study of religion and literature / Ann-Janine Morey Part 6: Jazz. The Function of jazz in Toni Morrison's Jazz / Barbara Williams Lewis -- Movin' on up: the madness of migration in Toni Morrison's Jazz / Deborah H. Barnes -- The Problem of narrative in Toni Morrison's Jazz / Katherine J. Mayberry
Physical Description: xviii, 323 p. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 35526308
ISBN/ISSN: 0815308698

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