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The Cambridge Introduction to Toni Morrison

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  • Date Published: November 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107003910

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  • 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with critical insights into Morrison's other creative work, such as short stories, libretto and song lyrics, and unpublished pieces for performance. Chapters also highlight the significance of Morrison's non-fiction, including her groundbreaking work of literary criticism, Playing in the Dark, as well as her many essays, speeches, and interviews. 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.

    • Examines Toni Morrison and her writings from a number of cultural, social and political perspectives, providing readers with a broad yet concise introduction
    • Covers every one of Morrison's novels, from The Bluest Eye to A Home, and situates them within various contexts
    • Written in a lively and engaging style which will appeal to readers and students who are new to Morrison as well as those familiar with her work
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    "In her discussions of each of Morrison’s oeuvre, Roynon’s keen observations help highlight a wide array of sources, ur-texts, subtexts, and traditions, ranging from African folklore to African American cultural innovations such as jazz and blues, from the Bible to Ancient Greek and Roman literature, and from European literature, especially novel to American national myths."
    Journal of American Studies of Turkey

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107003910
    • length: 153 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of abbreviations
    1. Life
    2. Works
    3. Contexts
    4. Reception
    Notes
    Guide to further reading
    Index.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • American Writers
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    Tessa Roynon, University of Oxford
    Tessa Roynon teaches American literature at the University of Oxford. Author of Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture (2013) and co-editor of African Athena: New Agendas (2011), she has published articles on Morrison widely, including in the Journal of American Studies and African American Review.

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