Toni Morrison : A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guide)

Toni Morrison : A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guide)

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Table of Contents

How to Use this Book                               vii
Begin reading the author vii
How to approach unfamiliar of difficult texts vii
Vocabulary viii
Summary viii
Why Read Toni Morrison? 1 (5)
A wonderful storyteller 1 (1)
African-American history rediscovered 2 (2)
Magic and history 4 (1)
Summary 5 (1)
How to Approach Toni Morrison's Work 6 (10)
Sources: oral storytelling 7 (1)
Reading Beloved 8 (7)
Summary 15 (1)
Biography and Influences 16 (10)
Personal 16 (1)
Career 16 (1)
Her novels 17 (1)
Social, political and cultural background 18 (2)
African-American women writers 20 (3)
Black women's writing in context -- reading 23 (2)
practices
Summary 25 (1)
Major Themes 26 (13)
The supernatural and the real 26 (1)
Recuperating history 27 (1)
Slavery 27 (1)
Jazz and the Jazz Age 28 (1)
Post-World War II 29 (1)
Interrogating racial and gendered 30 (1)
stereotypes and bringing individuals to life
Civil rights 31 (1)
Gender and strong women 32 (1)
Romantic fictions 33 (2)
Sexuality and power: `the eruptions of funk' 35 (1)
The supernatural, imagery and myth 35 (2)
Music 37 (1)
Summary 38 (1)
Major Works 39 (22)
The Bluest Eye 41 (3)
Sula 44 (3)
Song of Solomon 47 (2)
Beloved 49 (5)
Jazz 54 (2)
Paradise 56 (4)
Summary 60 (1)
Contemporary Critical Approaches 61 (6)
Race issues 62 (1)
Women and gender 63 (1)
Form and style 64 (2)
Summary 66 (1)
Modern Criticism 67 (12)
Issues of identity, self and biography 67 (1)
Black feminist and feminist critical 68 (3)
approaches
Toni Morrison as a specifically Black writer 71 (1)
Toni Morrison as a woman Writer 72 (1)
Myths, symbols and imagery 72 (2)
Colour imagery 74 (1)
Form 74 (1)
Toni Morrison as postmodernist magic realist 75 (1)
General texts 76 (1)
Paradise 77 (1)
Summary 78 (1)
What Next? 79 (4)
Other African-American women writers 79 (3)
Summary 82 (1)
Glossary 83 (3)
Chronology of Major Works 86 (1)
Further Reading 87 (1)
Index 88