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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/1/1998
  • Publisher: Plume

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Proud and beautiful, Sethe escaped from slavery but is haunted by its heritage--from the fires of the flesh to the heartbreaking challenges to the spirit. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest work. Unabridged. 11 CDs.

Author Biography

Toni Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Editor's Notep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Haunted by Their Nightmaresp. 5
Toni Morrison's Belovedp. 11
A Different Remembering: Memory, History and Meaning in Toni Morrison's Belovedp. 17
Beloved and the New Apocalypsep. 27
Fleshly Ghosts and Ghostly Flesh: The Word and the Body in Belovedp. 45
Beloved: A Womanist Neo-Slave Narrative; or Multivocal Remembrances of Things Pastp. 57
Maternal Bonds as Devourers of Women's Individuation in Toni Morrison's Belovedp. 69
The Ghosts of Slavery: Historical Recovery in Toni Morrison's Belovedp. 79
Unspeakable Things Unspoken: Ghosts and Memories in Belovedp. 97
Daughters Signifyin(g) History: The Example of Toni Morrison's Belovedp. 115
Beloved: Toni Morrison's Post-Apocalyptic Novelp. 141
Toni Morrison's Beloved: History, "Rememory," and a "Clamor for a Kiss"p. 155
Ghosts of Liberalism: Morrison's Beloved and the Moynihan Reportp. 177
Figurations of Rape and the Supernatural in Belovedp. 193
Chronologyp. 207
Contributorsp. 209
Bibliographyp. 211
Acknowledgmentsp. 213
Indexp. 215
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