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Title:Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Toni Morrison
Publisher:Harvard University Press
ISBN:0674673778
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:110
Category:Non fiction, Literary criticism, Race, Essays, Theory, Feminism, African american

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Toni Morrison

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination The Pulitzer Prize winning author of Beloved and Jazz now gives us a learned stylish and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race .

Toni Morrison s brilliant discussions of the Africanist presence in the fiction of Poe Melville Cather and Hemingway leads to a dramatic reappraisal of the essential characteristics of our literary tradition She shows how much the themes of freedom and individualism manhood and innocence depended on the existence of a black population that was manifestly unfree and that came to serve white authors as embodiments of their own fears and desires .

Written with the artistic vision that has earned Toni Morrison a pre eminent place in modern letters Playing in the Dark will be avidly read by Morrison admirers as well as by students critics and scholars of American literature

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