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Toni Morrison and the classical tradition transforming American culture

Author: Tessa Roynon
Publisher: Oxford Oxford University Press 2014, 2014
Series: Classical presences
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume, Roynon explores Toni Morrison's widespread engagement with ancient Greek and Roman tradition. Combining original and detailed close readings with broader theoretical discussions, she argues that classicism is fundamental to the transformative critique of American culture that Morrison's work effects.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison; Toni Morrison
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tessa Roynon
ISBN: 9780199698684 0199698686 9780191760532 0191760536
OCLC Number: 869485137
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2015 Toni Morrison Book Prize for the Best Single-Authored Book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; CONCLUSION: SPLITTING OPEN THE WORLD; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Series Title: Classical presences
Responsibility: Tessa Roynon

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