The Cambridge introduction to Toni Morrison / Tessa Roynon.

Toni Morrison has written some of the most significant and demanding fiction of the modern age. Her dazzling depictions of African-American experience are studied in high schools and colleges, debated in the media and analyzed by scholars at an astounding rate. This Introduction offers readers a gui...

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Main Author: Roynon, Tessa.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series:Cambridge introductions to literature.
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520 |a Toni Morrison has written some of the most significant and demanding fiction of the modern age. Her dazzling depictions of African-American experience are studied in high schools and colleges, debated in the media and analyzed by scholars at an astounding rate. This Introduction offers readers a guide to the world of Morrison in all its complexity, from her status as a key player on the global intellectual stage to her unique perspective on American history and her innovative narrative techniques. Covering every novel from The Bluest Eye to A Mercy, Tessa Roynon combines close readings with critical insights into Morrison's other creative work, such as short stories, libretto and song lyrics and unpublished pieces for performance. Lively and accessibly written, Roynon's insightful text is ideal for readers approaching Morrison for the first time as well as those familiar with her work. 
505 0 |a Cover; The Cambridge Introduction to: Toni Morrison; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 Life; 1931-1955; 1955-1977; 1977-1993; Since 1993; Chapter 2 Works; Introduction to the Fiction; The Bluest Eye (1970); Sula (1973); Song of Solomon (1977); Michigan; Pennsylvania; Shalimar, Virginia; Back to Michigan; Back to Virginia Again; Tar Baby (1981); Beloved (1987); Part I; Part II; Part III; Jazz (1992); The City; The Narrator; Violet; Joe; Golden Gray; Dorcas and Alice; Paradise (1998); The Past; The Present; The Future; Love (2003); A Mercy (2008). 
505 8 |a Other Creative Work"Recitatif" (1983); District Storyville (1982); Dreaming Emmett; Margaret Garner; Desdemona; Books for Children; Nonfiction; Morrison on Her Own Life and Work; Literary Criticism; Politics, Society, Language, and Literature; Chapter 3 Contexts; Morrison and African-American History and Tradition; Slavery, the American Civil War, and Reconstruction; Black Migration and Urbanization; From the 1950s and 1960s to the Present Day; Morrison and Dominant American Culture; Morrison and African Cultures and Traditions. 
505 8 |a Morrison, Transnational Perspectives, Modernism, and PostmodernismChapter 4 Reception; The Critical Field; The 1970s; 1980s; The 1990s; Since 2000; The Status and Reputation of "Toni Morrison"; Notes; 1 Life; 2 Works; 3 Contexts; 4 Reception; Guide to Further Reading; Index. 
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