9780415961486

Narrative Conventions and Race in the Novels of Toni Morrison

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415961486

  • ISBN10:

    0415961483

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-08-25
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Narrative Convention and Race in the Novels of Toni Morrison analyzes the relationship between race and genre in Toni Morrison's novels, showing how Morrison’s break with traditional narrative forms work to undermine and rewrite the canon of American literature.

Table of Contents

Situating Morrison in (African-)American Literary Criticismp. 1
Novel of "Education": Bildungsroman and The Bluest Eyep. 12
(Re)Defining Race: Folktale and Stereotypes in Tar Babyp. 36
Signifying on the Novel: Conventions and Race in Morrison's Jazzp. 56
"Re-membering" Race: Realism and "Truth" in Belovedp. 73
"How lovely it is, this thing we have done - together"p. 95
Notesp. 99
Bibliographyp. 105
Indexp. 111
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