Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (Rating: 3.79 - 5746 votes)Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - Read Online or Download Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination by Zelma Orick Book For Free. Available forma: PDF, TXT , ePub , PDB , RTF, Audio Books Toni Morrison full text books
|Title||:||Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination|
|Publisher||:||Harvard University Press|
|Number of Pages||:||110|
|Category||:||Non fiction, Literary criticism, Race, Essays, Theory, Feminism, African american|
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