Conversations with Toni Morrison

Conversations with Toni Morrison

The Language Must Not Sweat : A Conversation with Toni Morrison Thomas LeClair / 1981 From the New Republic 184 ( 21 March 1981 ) : 25-29 . Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon was published in 1977 to unreserved praise ; American readers ...

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 0878056920

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

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Interviews from over the course of her career document Morrison's views about fiction, writing technique, and the role of the novelist
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Toni Morrison and the Bible

Toni Morrison and the Bible

On a very different note , Nancy Bate , in her piece entitled , “ Toni Morrison's Beloved : A Psalm and a Sacrament , ” reads Morrison's historical novel of slavery and freedom through the enslavement of another people — the ancient ...

Author: Shirley A. Stave

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820469351

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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This collection of essays critically interrogates Toni Morrison's use of the Bible in her novels, examining the ways in which the author plays on the original text to raise issues of spirituality as it affects race, gender, and class. Ideal for courses on Morrison or on explorations of the intersection of religion and literature, this collection treats its topic with sophistication, considering «religion» in its broadest possible sense, and examining syncretic theologies as well as mainstream religions in its attempt to locate Morrison's work in a spiritual-theological nexus.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reading Toni Morrison

Reading Toni Morrison

helpful starting point for readers of Morrison's fiction; it provides a biography, analysis of The Bluest Eye, Sula, and Beloved, ... A bibliography of critical material and links to other Toni Morrison sites are also included.

Author: Rachel Lister

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313354991

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 153

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This volume offers students and book club members a handy and insight-filled guide to Morrison's works and their relation to current events and popular culture. * Provides questions that can be used to generate book club discussion * Includes sidebars to highlight interesting information about the author and her work * Offers a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic resources to facilitate further study * Film adaptations of the author's works, such as Beloved, are discussed and their impact explored
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Toni Morrison s Fiction

Toni Morrison s Fiction

Civilizations Underneath : African Heritage as Cultural Discourse in Toni Morrison ' s Song of Solomon Gay Wilentz In each of her acclaimed novels , Toni Morrison writes what she calls " village literature , fiction that is really for ...

Author: David L. Middleton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0815335881

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.
Categories: Fiction

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

Die Autorin porträtiert die Nobelpreisträgerin von 1993 und stellt ihre wichtigsten literarischen Werke vor.

Author: Heidi Thomann Tewarson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105114767473

Category: African American novelists

Page: 155

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Die Autorin porträtiert die Nobelpreisträgerin von 1993 und stellt ihre wichtigsten literarischen Werke vor.
Categories: African American novelists

Toni Morrison s Beloved

Toni Morrison s Beloved

Toni Morrison, "Site of Memory," in Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir, ed. William Zinsser, (Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1987), 109-10. 2. See W. E. B. Du Bois, "The Forethought," The Souls of Black Folk (Chicago: A. C. ...

Author: William L. Andrews

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195107975

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. This casebook to Morrison's classic novel presents seven essays that represent the best in contemporary criticism of the book. In addition, the book includes a poem and an abolitionist's tract published after a slave named Margaret Garner killed her child to save her from slavery--the very incident Morrison fictionalizes in Beloved.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia

The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia

Song of Solomon (1977) Like many of her fictional works, Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon is infused with mythology and concerns itself with finding and preserving a sense of community" within African American life.

Author: Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313316996

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 428

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Alphabetically arranged entries discuss the Nobel Prize-winning author's works, themes, and major characters, as well as providing an overview of her life and achievements.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

28 Vanessa Dickerson , ' The Naked Father in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye ' in Patricia Yeager and Beth Kowaleski . Wallace ( eds ) , Refiguring the Father : New Feminist Readings of Patriarchy ( Carbondale , Southern Illinois ...

Author: Jill L. Matus

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719044480

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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This is an illuminating and original introduction to Toni Morrison's fiction, focusing on its engagement with African-American history and the way the traumas of the collective past shape Morrison's work. Jill Matus approaches Morrison's fiction as a form of cultural memory concerned with obscured or erased history. She argues that Morrison sees African-American history--from the times of slavery to the continued racial oppressions of the twentieth century--as a history of traumatic experience, and explores how this powerful storyteller bears witness to a painful yet richly enlivening past. Morrison's novels are known for their great lyric power, but they often dwell on scenes of horror, and Matus emphasizes the uneasy relations of memory, pain and pleasure in literature. In doing so, she sheds new light on Morrison as a contemporary writer working at a time when literature is being urgently explored for its capacity to memorialize and testify. Direct and accessible, this critical study highlights the political and historical contexts of Morrison's work, offers close readings of each of the novels, and concludes with a critical overview of the field of Morrison studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Toni Morrison s Developing Class Consciousness

Toni Morrison s Developing Class Consciousness

According to her , " Milkman's silver - backed brushes are a symbol of betrayal . " Bonnie S. Lange , " Toni Morrison's Rainbow Code , " Critique 24 ( Spring 1983 ) : 179 . 48. Morrison , Song of Solomon , 269 . 49. Ibid . , 268 . 50.

Author: Doreatha D. Mbalia

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 1575910683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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Toni Morrison scholars as well as those interested in the creative process will be excited about a new feature that appears in this second edition of this book: a sampling of Toni Morrison's creative process. In Part Two of this critical work, the author spotlights some of the autobiographical kernels that appear in each of Morrison's novels. Part One offers a comprehensive study of Morrison's novels, demonstrating that each one is a thematic and structural offshoot of the preceding one, evidencing a pattern of growth in Morrison's consciousness of the exploitation and oppression of all people of African descent and of her commitment to struggle for a solution. "The Bluest Eye investigates the effects of racism on African female children. "Sula explores avenues of self-fulfillment, but in the process ignores the collective that nurtures her. "Song of Solomon reveals Morrison's increased awareness of the impact of historical and current events on the nation-class oppression of African people."Tar Baby offers evidence of Morrison's awareness that capitalism is the primary enemy of African people. "Beloved proposes the only viable solution if African people are to be truly liberated: collective struggle. "Jazz avows that conditions make people wild, and conditions in the U.S. and the rest of the world are life-threatening for women in particular. "Paradise reflects Morrison's recognition of the African's mistaken belief that the enemy is the "white man," rather than capitalism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye   Toni Morrison

“Text and Countertext in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye.” LIT: Literature, Interpretation, Theory 1.1–2 (1989): pp. 19–32. guerrero, edward. “Tracking 'The look' in the Novels of Toni Morrison.” Black American Literature Forum 24.4 ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438113708

Category: African Americans in literature

Page: 257

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A child's descent into madness was explored in Eye.
Categories: African Americans in literature