Toni Morrison: Writing the Moral Imagination - eBook  -     By: Valerie Smith
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Toni Morrison: Writing the Moral Imagination - eBook

Wiley-Blackwell / 2012 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781118326749
ISBN-13: 9781118326749
Series: Blackwell Introductions to Literature

Publisher's Description

This compelling study explores the inextricable links between the Nobel laureate’s aesthetic practice and her political vision, through an analysis of the key texts as well as her lesser-studied works, books for children, and most recent novels.
  • Offers provocative new insights and a refreshingly original contribution to the scholarship of one of the most important contemporary American writers
  • Analyzes the celebrated fiction of Morrison in relation to her critical writing about the process of reading and writing literature, the relationship between readers and writers, and the cultural contributions of African-American literature
  • Features extended analyses of Morrison’s lesser-known works, most recent novels, and books for children as well as the key texts

Author Bio

Valerie Smith is Dean of the College, the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Literature, and Professor of English and African American Studies at Princeton University, USA. Her numerous awards include fellowships from the Alphonse G. Fletcher Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Smith is also the author of  Self-Discovery and Authority in Afro-American Narrative (1988) and Not Just Race, Not Just Gender: Black Feminist Readings (1998).  

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"In sum, Valerie Smith has risen to the challenge of presentation and synthesis, while making a personal contribution to Morrison scholarship."  (Cercles, 1 December 2015)

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