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American Literature (1 December 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, and...
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American Literature (1 March 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 (1 December 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 (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 203–204.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Novels 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...
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American Literature (1 September 2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Marjorie Signifyin(g) 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...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 March 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 (1 September 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 and...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 361–389.
Published: 01 June 2014
... 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 (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 477–507.
Published: 01 September 2016
... 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 (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 668–670.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Toni Morrison who clearly challenged hegemonic systems of race and gender, the spiritual narratives explored by Douglass-Chin and Moody are not necessarily best served by situating them in relation to the politics of the color line...
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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Autobiography is actually a comparative study of specifi- cally African American and Chicano(a) autobiographies and their use of reli- gious discourse. And though I imagined it would be an application of Nancian and Derridean critical theory to texts by Toni Morrison and Ana Menendez, Luszczynska’s­...
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American Literature (1 June 2009) 81 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2009
...—specifically Elie Wiesel’s Gates of the For- est (1966), Shusaku Endo’s Silence (tr. 1969), and Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987)—to challenge a philosophical and theological tradition suspicious of 398  American Literature laughter. Asking why laughter has been so widely regarded as unseemly...
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American Literature (1 June 2013) 85 (2): 303–331.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Spencer Morrison Morrison’s essay calls for closer scholarly attention to Faulknerian geography in its historical specificity by demonstrating the effects of post-WWII urban crisis on Faulkner’s Cold War writing. To this end, the article reads Faulkner’s Requiem for a Nun (1951) as not only a...
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American Literature (1 December 2000) 72 (4): 888–889.
Published: 01 December 2000
... to this author and her work, this is a useful, early entry into the necessary work that recognizes how Toni Morrison changed the focus and challenged the questions literary critics ask at the end of the twentieth century...
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American Literature (1 December 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 that...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2003
... the public arena. Stephen Knadler, Spelman College 6815 AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:1 / sheet 207 of 252 The Artist as Outsider in the Novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf. By Lisa Williams. Westport...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 647–655.
Published: 01 September 2009
... contemporary feminist writers from Maryse Condé to Toni Morrison. Such a Rare Thing: The Art of Sherwood Anderson’s “Winesburg, Ohio.” By Clarence Lindsay. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2009. xxiv, 223 pp. Paper, $24.95. Lindsay reads four works from Anderson’s short story cycle—“Hands...
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American Literature (1 March 2018) 90 (1): 187–195.
Published: 01 March 2018
...); 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, $120.00; paper...
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American Literature (1 December 2017) 89 (4): 895–897.
Published: 01 December 2017
... of past experiences and reactions) shape different people’s encounters with the same experience or shape different readers’ encounters with the same text. Over the course of the book’s five main chapters, she offers close readings of works by Toni Morrison, Helena María Viramontes, Manuel Muñoz...