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Toni Morrison : writing the moral imagination /

Valerie Smith.

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Main Author: Smith, Valerie
Published: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Series: Blackwell introductions to literature ; 21.
Topics: LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General. | Morrison, Toni - Criticism and interpretation.
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245 10|aToni Morrison :|bwriting the moral imagination /|cValerie Smith.
260 |aHoboken, NJ :|bWiley-Blackwell,|c2012.
300 |aix, 153 p. ;|c24 cm.
490 1 |aBlackwell introductions to literature ;|v21
504 |aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 |aThe Bluest Eye and Sula -- Song of Solomon and Tar Baby -- Beloved -- Jazz and Paradise -- Books for young readers, Love and A Mercy -- Home.
520 |aIn this study, the author analyzes the fiction of Morrison in relation to her critical writing about the process of reading and writing literature, the relationship between readers and writers, and the cultural contributions of African-American literature. Through a close reading of Morrison's novels, children's books, short story, and other works as they relate to her cultural and literary criticism, the author reveals the inextricable links between Morrison's aesthetic practice and her political vision, arguing that Morrison's writing simultaneously exposes the ways that language can fracture our sense of common humanity, while binding readers into a sense of shareable existence.
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830 0|aBlackwell introductions to literature ;|v21.

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