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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 191–193.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2001. xiv, 166 pp. $35.00. Subversive Voices: Eroticizing the Other in William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. By Evelyn Jaffe Schreiber. Knoxville: Univ. of Tennessee Press. 2001. xiii, 183 pp...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 203–204.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf. By Lisa Williams. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood. 2000. xii, 194 pp. $59.95. In cross-cultural and transhistorical comparisons, the trick is often to justify and elaborate...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 895–897.
Published: 01 December 2003
... approaches that promise new scholarly directions in the field. 6986 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:4 / sheet 207 of 255 Peter Kvidera, John Carroll University In Defiance of the Law: From Ann Hutchinson to Toni Morrison. By Marisa Anne...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 887–888.
Published: 01 December 2000
.... In the last decade, Toni Morrison’s Beloved hasservedasanemblematictext for those who work on trauma theory in African American literature. The themes of trauma and shame, however, run throughout Morrison’s work...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (4): 651–676.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Evan Brier Abstract How should Toni Morrison’s work as a Random House editor be understood? How does it figure, that is, in the larger contexts of literary history, publishing history, and the history of African American expression? Positioning Morrison’s editorial work in relation to the corporate...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
...) on Reparation in Pryse Toni Morrison’s Jazz In suggesting that the narrator in Jazz is the book itself, Toni Morrison enters several decades of critical conversation concerning the psychoanalytic, and particularly the transferential, relation between text and reader...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 585–612.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Holly Flint Duke University Press 2006 Holly Toni Morrison’s Paradise: Flint Black Cultural Citizenship in the American Empire In 1980 historian William Appleman Williams warned that the only way to create viable American identities...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (1): 79–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... ), Philip Roth in Indignation ( 2008 ), Chang-rae Lee in The Surrendered ( 2010 ), and Toni Morrison in Home ( 2012 ). In considering the literary afterlife of the Korean War, I begin with an analysis of the biopolitical logic of defense that arose after World War II during a time of American global...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., and situating key literary figures—most prominently Charles Chesnutt—within this tradition. Chesnutt and others (Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and Toni Morrison among them) adapt and revise multiple mythic traditions—ancient and modern, “African” and “American,” “black” and “white”—to counter an exceptionalist...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 613–641.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Susan Edmunds Abstract This essay argues that Essence magazine provides a crucial intertext for understanding Toni Morrison’s engagement in Tar Baby with the political debates that surrounded the “Black Is Beautiful” slogan in the black power era and her use of the Tar Baby story to dramatize...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to audible traces of black maternity in Frederick Douglass’s 1845 Narrative , Frances E. W. Harper’s Iola Leroy (1892), Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man (1952), and Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon (1977), the essay unearths the sonic frameworks through which black male subjectivity and ideologies of black...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 March 2021
... narratives including Alex Haley’s Roots (1976), Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred (1979), Sherley Anne Williams’s Dessa Rose (1986), Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987), Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes (2007), and M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong! (2008), this essay explores the tension between sentimentality...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 885–887.
Published: 01 December 2000
... Heller’s Catch 22 to Toni Morrison’s Sula or Jazz. Travisano is right in claim- ing many forms for postmodernism, a term his book unwittingly calls into question. Nonetheless, this is one of the finest books of poetry criticism...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 647–655.
Published: 01 September 2009
...) or black male writers (Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, and Aimé Césaire), Wilks focuses on four black women writers. The book’s alternative history of the Harlem Renaissance and Negritude enables new readings of contemporary feminist writers from Maryse Condé to Toni Morrison. Such a Rare Thing...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 141–168.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Christopher Douglas Duke University Press 2006 Christopher What The Bluest Eye Knows about Them: Douglas Culture, Race, Identity Forays into family history are Toni Morrison’s stan- dard strategy for establishing character motivation in TheBluestEye...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 187–195.
Published: 01 March 2018
... The Corrections (2003); Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987), Jazz (1992), and Paradise (1998); Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North (2009); and Sherman Alexie’s Reservation Blues (1995). The American Biographical Novel . By Michael Lackey. New York: Bloomsbury. 2016. ix, 278 pp. Cloth...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2003
... LITERATURE / 75:1 / sheet 207 of 252 The Artist as Outsider in the Novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf. By Lisa Williams. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood. 2000. xii, 194 pp. $59.95. In cross-cultural...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (3): 673–689.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... culture. The Identifying Fictions of Toni Morrison: Modernist Authenticity and Postmodern Black- ness. By John N. Duvall. New York: Palgrave. 2000. x, 182 pp. $45.00. This study of Morrison’s texts uses biographical documents (such as a birth certificate that reveals Morrison’s birth name as Chloe...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 186–188.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Ellison, and Toni Morrison), and visual and expressive artists (such as singer Nina Simone and visual artist Glenn Ligon). The book takes up complex ideas of ontology and animality in admirably clear prose. But perhaps one effect of this concision is that key concepts such as “the personal form...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 633–641.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in the Contemporary Novel: Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin. By Josef Benson. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. 2014. xxiii, 133 pp. Cloth, $65.00; e-book, $64.99. Benson undertakes a thematic analysis of McCarthy’s Blood Meridian and All the Pretty Horses, Morrison’s Song of Solomon...