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Toni Morrison





ISBN 9780415420747
Published June 22, 2011 by Routledge
276 Pages

 
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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.

Table of 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

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Biography

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