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Circles of sorrow, lines of struggle : the novels of Toni Morrison

Author: Gurleen Grewal
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©1998.
Series: Southern literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Circles of Sorrow, Lines of Struggle portrays Nobel laureate Morrison as a historiographer attempting to bridge the gap between emergent black middle-class America and its subaltern origins, between dominant America and its signifying/significant other. Her novels are seen afresh as imagining a black community while revising the project of cultural nationalism from a black feminist perspective. Written from a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gurleen Grewal
ISBN: 0807122971 9780807122976
OCLC Number: 38354465
Description: xiii, 154 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The decolonizing vision: The bluest eye --
Freedom's absent horizon: Sula --
Redeeming the legacy of the past: Song of Solomon --
Prospero's spell and the question of resistance: Tar Baby --
On the rocking loom of history, a net to hold the past: Beloved --
A hearing of history: Jazz.
Series Title: Southern literary studies.
Responsibility: Gurleen Grewal.

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Circles of Sorrow, Lines of Struggle portrays Nobel laureate Morrison as a historiographer attempting to bridge the gap between emergent black middle-class America and its subaltern origins, between dominant America and its signifying/significant other. Her novels are seen afresh as imagining a black community while revising the project of cultural nationalism from a black feminist perspective. Written from a postcolonial feminist perspective, this adept analysis shows that Toni Morrison, far from evading feminism, enables us to map the complex allegiances of a black feminism that is neither antimale nor bourgeois, but critical of both black and white masculist discourses of violence that it must necessarily enter, understand, and transform.

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