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American Literature (1 March 2013) 85 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Ethnic American Autobiography, 1965–2002 . By Walker Madeline Ruth . Iowa City : Univ. of Iowa Press , 2011 . 201 pp. Cloth , $35.00 ; e-book , $19.25 . The Ethics of Community: Nancy, Derrida, Morrison, and Menendez . By Luszczynska Ana M. . New York : Continuum , 2011...
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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 June 2009) 81 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Michael Nowlin © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Laughter of the Oppressed: Ethical and Theological Resistance in Wiesel, Morrison, and Endo . By Jacqueline Bussie. New York: T and T Clark. 2007. viii, 212 pp. Cloth, $110.00; paper, $24.95. Race, Theft, and Ethics...
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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 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 Pryse In Jazz , Morrison explores the transferential relation between book and reader, invoking Kleinian object relations, Gates's Talking Book, and her characters' search for lost mothers to drive the reader into his or her own psychoanalytic search for origins. Joe, Violet, and Dorcas...
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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 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 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 December 2000) 72 (4): 888–889.
Published: 01 December 2000
...- voluntary feelings of disgust, anger, fear, and pain (20). This provocative argument is slightly buried under the close readings of each text. Bouson’s coverage of Morrison criticism is exemplary, but it is this...
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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 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...
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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 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. But...
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American Literature (1 March 2003) 75 (1): 193–196.
Published: 01 March 2003
... AMERICAN LITERATURE / 75:1 / sheet 197 of 252 of the injustice of Southern power structures threatens the identity of the whites who benefit from it, occasioning reactionary responses (56). In her analysis of Morrison’s texts, Schreiber...