Description - Toni Morrison by Nancy J. Peterson
The 1993 Noble Laureate in Literature, Toni Morrison is well established as one of the leading voices of American letters. Even so, her novels are often read narrowly rather than expansively, read as literary artifacts rather than as dynamic cultural texts. Without ignoring the literary and artistic achievments of Morrison's writing, this book calls attention to the cultural and political dimensions of her work. Drawing on a range of approaches and theories - from W.E.B. DuBois to deconstruction and postmodernism, from black feminist criticism to reader response - these essays investigate issues such as debates about canonization, about race and gender divisions in America, about the founding assumptions of African American identity.
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(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Johns Hopkins University Press
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Author Biography - Nancy J. Peterson
Nancy J. Peterson is assistant professor of English and American Studies at Purdue University. She also serves as assistant editor of Modern Fiction Studies.