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Fiction and folklore : the novels of Toni Morrison

Autore: Trudier Harris
Editore: Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, ©1991.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : State or province government publication : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Folklore
History
Persona incaricata: Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison
Tipo materiale: Government publication, State or province government publication
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Trudier Harris
{0} 0870497081 9780870497087 087049791X 9780870497919
Numero OCLC: 22984830
Descrizione: x, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Literary History and Literary Folklore --
Storytelling in the African-American Folk Tradition --
A Wasteland in Lorain, Ohio --
A Modern Quest for a Holy Grail --
Within and beyond the African-American Folk Tradition --
How to Become a Legend in Yours Own Time --
Of Purification and Exorcism: The Limited Powers of Fire and Water --
Milkman Dead: An Anti-Classical Hero --
A Journey That Works --
Female Sacrifices for Male Identity --
Transforming the Tar Baby Story --
Of Ancient Properties and Other Misnomers --
Magical Realism and the African- American Folk Tradition --
Woman, ThY Name Is Demon --
Shaping the Tales in the Tale --
When the Called Rescinds Her Calling --
The Myth of Sweet Home.
Responsabilità: Trudier Harris.

Abstract:

"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.

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