Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon
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Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon : A Casebook

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The essays in this volume represent the major currents in critical thinking about Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison's widely acclaimed examination of the individual quest for self-knowledge in the context of the African-American experience. This collection offers a broad overview of the scholarship that has emerged in the decades since the 1977 publication of Morrison's third novel. These essays provide a map of the primary themes of Song of Solomon, covering subjects such as self-identity, the rituals of manhood and reading, and the importance of naming, and also explore the novel's incorporation of African myth and African-American folklore. The casebook opens with "The People Could Fly," the African folktale from which Song of Solomon draws important aspects of its plot and major theme, and closes with an interview with Toni Morrison about her life and work as a novelist.show more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 143.3 x 212.9 x 22.1mm | 358.34g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195146352
  • 9780195146356
  • 2,043,011

About Jan Furman

Jan Furman is Associate Professor of English at the University of Michigan-Flint.show more

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