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Dangerous freedom : fusion and fragmentation in Toni Morrison's novels

Author: Philip Page
Publisher: Jackson, Miss. : University Press of Mississippi, ©1995.
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The novels of Toni Morrison depict a disjointed culture striving to coalesce in a racialized society. No other contemporary writer conveys this "double consciousness" of African-American life so faithfully. As her characters struggle to negotiate meaningful roles and identities, and as they confront the inescapable issue of division, her novels are permeated with motifs of fragmentation. This divided entity is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Page, Philip.
Dangerous freedom.
Jackson, Miss. : University Press of Mississippi, c1995
(DLC) 95044261
(OCoLC)33243150
Named Person: Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Page
ISBN: 0585180032 9780585180038
OCLC Number: 44958081
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (231 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Philip Page.

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The novels of Toni Morrison depict a disjointed culture striving to coalesce in a racialized society. No other contemporary writer conveys this "double consciousness" of African-American life so faithfully. As her characters struggle to negotiate meaningful roles and identities, and as they confront the inescapable issue of division, her novels are permeated with motifs of fragmentation. This divided entity is a theme repeated throughout Morrison's fiction. Operating on many levels, this plurality-in-unity affects narrators, chronologies, individuals, couples, families, neighborhoods, races. Philip Page's critical interpretation of Morrison's first six novels - Sula, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Beloved, Jazz, and Tar Baby - places her fiction in the forefront of American culture, African-American culture and contemporary thought. Her fiction has the power to expand the souls of all readers by taking them into the recesses of other souls-in-process, by requiring them to work the traumas and dilemmas those other souls endure, and by challenging them to know, accept, and keep open their own dangerous freedom.

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