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The utopian aesthetics of three African American women (Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Julie Dash) : the principle of hope

Author: Heike Raphael-Hernandez
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2008.
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Argues that the German Jewish philosopher Ernst Bloch's utopian theory of hope is exemplified in the works of contemporary African American writers. This work offers a connection between the concrete  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Raphael-Hernandez, Heike.
Utopian aesthetics of three African American women (Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Julie Dash).
Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)760146981
Named Person: Toni Morrison; Gloria Naylor; Julie Dash; Toni Morrison; Gloria Naylor; Julie Dash; Julie Dash; Toni Morrison; Gloria Naylor
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heike Raphael-Hernandez
ISBN: 9780773449367 0773449361
OCLC Number: 244766791
Description: viii, 173 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : dreaming for empowerment --
The construction of a concrete utopian aesthetic : concrete utopian thoughts in Ernst Bloch's The principle of hope --
A farewell to a ghost : Toni Morrison's Beloved --
The creation of a messiah : Gloria Naylor's Bailey's Café --
A revival of ancestral hope : Julie Dash's Daughters of the dust --
Healing communities : Ernst Bloch and contemporary African American women writers.
Responsibility: Heike Raphael-Hernandez ; with a preface by Dieter Schulz.
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"... an example of transatlantic criticism at its best." - Prof. Dieter Schulz University of Heidelberg "... forges new ground for the study of these African American writers." - Prof. Bill Mullen Read more...

 
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