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Toni Morrison

By Pelagia Goulimari

Routledge – 2011 – 276 pages

Series: Routledge Guides to Literature

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Description

Toni Morrison's visionary explorations of freedom and identity, self and community, against the backdrop of African American history have established her as one of the foremost novelists of her time; an artist whose seriousness of purpose and imaginative power have earned her both widespread critical acclaim and great popular success.

This guide to Morrison’s work offers:

  • an accessible introduction to Morrison’s life and historical contexts
  • a guide to her key works and the themes and concerns that run through them
  • an overview of critical texts and perspectives on each of Morrison’s works
  • cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism
  • a chronology of Morrison’s life and works.

Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Toni Morrison and seeking a guide to her work and a way into the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds it.

Contents

Introduction Part I. Life and Contexts Part II. Works The Bluest Eye (1970) Sula (1973) Song of Solomon (1977) Tar Baby (1981) Beloved (1987) Jazz (1992) Paradise (1998) Love (2003) A Mercy (2008) Selected Nonfiction Part III. Criticism The Bluest Eye (1970) Sula (1973) Song of Solomon (1977) Tar Baby (1981) Beloved (1987) Jazz (1992) Paradise (1998) Love (2003) A Mercy (2008) Selected Non-fiction Chronology

Author Bio

Pelagia Goulimari is Chair of Women's Studies at the Faculty of English, University of Oxford.

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Description: By Pelagia Goulimari. Toni Morrison's visionary explorations of freedom and identity, self and community, against the backdrop of African American history have established her as one of the foremost novelists of her time; an artist whose seriousness of purpose and...
Categories: Introductory Literary Studies, American & Canadian Literature, 20th Century Literature