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The identifying fictions of Toni Morrison : modernist authenticity and postmodern blackness

Author: John N Duvall
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Although all published biographical sketches of Toni Morrison agree that her birth name was Chloe Anthony Wofford, this information is apparently incorrect. Using previously unknown biographical documents, John Duvall explores the issue of names and naming in Morrison's fiction and repeatedly finds surprising traces of the Nobel prize-winning author's struggle to construct a useable identity as an African American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John N Duvall
ISBN: 0312234023 9780312234027
OCLC Number: 44541791
Description: x, 182 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introductory identifications: making it up or finding it? --
Invisible name and complex authority in The bluest eye: Morrison's covert letter to Ralph Ellison --
Engendering sexual/textual identity: Sula and the artistic gaze --
Song of Solomon, narrative identity, and the Faulknerian intertext --
Descent in the "House of Chloe": race, rape, and identity in Tar baby --
The authorized Morrison: reflexivity and the historiographic.
Responsibility: John N. Duvall.
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Biographies quote Toni Morrison's birth name as Chloe Anthony Wofford. The author uses the theme of names and naming in her fiction to explore Morrison's own struggle to construct a useable identity  Read more...

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'...an important contribution to Morrison criticism...it gestures toward powerful issues at the center of Morrison's work...' - Erik Dussere, Novel 'The Identifying Fictions of Toni Morrison is, Read more...

 
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