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Toni Morrison's fiction, Jan Furman

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Toni Morrison's fiction
Title
Toni Morrison's fiction
Statement of responsibility
Jan Furman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In this introduction to the Nobel Prizewinning fiction of Toni Morrison, Jan Furman surveys six novels, a short story, and a book of criticism to reconstruct the development of Morrison's creative vision and to assess its influence in contemporary literature. She traces the recurrent characters, themes, and settings that embody Morrison's literary vision and strike such familiar chords for Morrison's readers. Demonstrating that Morrison strongly supports the idea that the artist must engender and interpret culture, Furman reveals the novelist's contribution to the expansion and redefinition of the American literary canon through her portrayal of the African-American experience
  • Furman's account of Morrison's growth as a writer includes her midwestern childhood, relatively late start on her own literary career, and experiences as full-time parent, teacher, lecturer, and editor at Random House. She discusses Morrison's keen interest in African-American communal life and addresses the criticism that her fiction is florid and self-indulgent. Furman proposes that through Morrison's pursuit of a personal, artistic vision, she creates remarkable tales of human experience that a less independent writer would not attempt
  • In addition, Furman examines Morrison's concern with the danger of gender and racial stereotyping and with her admiration for those who resist such limitations. Pointing to the novelist's extraordinary depictions of human suffering, endurance, and triumph, Furman moves beyond literary analysis to illuminate what she contends to be the defining achievement of Morrison's fiction: the presentation of the path to spiritual freedom and emotional independence
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DLC
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Furman, Jan
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.O8749
LC item number
Z65 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Understanding contemporary American literature
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  • Morrison, Toni
  • Women and literature
  • African American women in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Femmes et littérature
  • Noires américaines dans la littérature
  • Noirs américains dans la littérature
  • Morrison, Toni
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Toni Morrison's fiction, Jan Furman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [115]-120) and index
Contents
Understanding Toni Morrison -- Black girlhood and Black womanhood : the Bluest eye and Sula -- Male consciousness : Song of Solomon -- Community and cultural identity : Tar baby -- Remembering the "disremembered" : Beloved -- City blues : Jazz -- Literary and social criticism : Playing in the dark
Extent
1 online resource (123 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036960820
Label
Toni Morrison's fiction, Jan Furman
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [115]-120) and index
Contents
Understanding Toni Morrison -- Black girlhood and Black womanhood : the Bluest eye and Sula -- Male consciousness : Song of Solomon -- Community and cultural identity : Tar baby -- Remembering the "disremembered" : Beloved -- City blues : Jazz -- Literary and social criticism : Playing in the dark
Extent
1 online resource (123 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036960820

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