Toni Morrison's Beloved : a casebook

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3563.O8749 B438 1999
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PS3563.O8749 B438 1999
 
 
Summary
With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these worksthat have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide,for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray.This casebook to Morrison's classic novel presents seven essays that represent the best in contemporary criticism of the book. In addition, the book includes a poem and an abolitionist's tra published after a slave named Margaret Garner killed her child to save her from slavery--the very incidentMorrison fictionalizes in Beloved.
Contents
The slave mother: the tale of the Ohio / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Margaret Garner and seven others / Samuel J. May
Daughters signifyin(g) history: the example of Toni Morrison's Beloved / Ashraf H.A. Rushdy
Beloved: a spiritual / Karla F.C. Holloway
Toni Morrison's Beloved re-membering the body as historical text / Mae G. Henderson
The ghosts of slavery: historical recovery in Toni Morrison's Beloved / Linda Krumholz
Beloved: woman, thy name is demon / Trudier Harris
Remodeling the model home in Uncle Tom's cabin and Beloved / Lori Askeland
Between presence and absence: Beloved, postmodernism, and blackness / Rafael PeĢrez-Torres
A conversation on Toni Morrison's Beloved / Barbara Christian, Deborah McDowell, Nellie Y. McKay.

Additional Information
Series Casebooks in contemporary fiction.
Subjects Morrison, Toni. -- Beloved.
Historical fiction, American -- History and criticism.
African American women in literature.
Infanticide in literature.
Slavery in literature.
Ohio -- In literature.
Publisher New York :Oxford University Press,1999
Contributors Andrews, William L., 1946-
McKay, Nellie Y.
Language English
Description viii, 223 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0195107969 (alk. paper)
0195107977 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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