RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 22984830 LA English T1 Fiction and folklore : the novels of Toni Morrison A1 Harris, Trudier., PB University of Tennessee Press PP Knoxville YR 1991 SN 0870497081 9780870497087 087049791X 9780870497919 AB "Best-selling novelist Toni Morrison has published five major works: Beloved (which won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988), Tar Baby, Song of Solomon, Sula, and The Bluest Eye. In this provocative study of Morrison's novels, Trudier Harris blends fictive and folkloric approaches to illuminate the depth and complexity of the African-American literary heritage. Harris identifies Morrison's primary folkloric strategy as reversal—a process that creates an alternative universe where the antithetical is the norm and the incredible is taken for granted. Thus Morrison succeeds in creating worlds where the line between history and fiction, legend and fact, is permanently blurred. Furthermore, in replicating the processes of folk culture, Morrison encourages readers to participate in the creative process itself."--Back cover.