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Chapter 10: Toni Morrison (1931-)

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Primary Works

The Bluest Eye, 1970; Sula, 1973; Song of Solomon, 1977.; Tar Baby, 1981; Beloved, 1987; Jazz, 1992; Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination, 1992; Paradise, 1998; Love, 2003; A Mercy, 2008.

Nobel Lectures: From the Literature Laureates, 1986 to 2006. NY: New Press, 2007.

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Bjork, Patrick B. The novels of Toni Morrison: the search for self and place within the community. NY: P. Lang, 1996.

Butler-Evans, Elliott. Race, gender, and desire: narrative strategies in the fiction of Toni Cade Bambara, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker. Philadelphia: Temple U P, 1989.

Beaulieu, Elizabeth A. ed. The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2003.

Bouson, J. Brooks. Quiet as It's Kept: Shame, Trauma, and Race in the Novels of Toni Morrison. Albany, NY: State U of New York P, 2000.

Carmean, Karen. Toni Morrison's world of fiction. Troy, NY: Whitston, 1993.

Duvall, John N. The Identifying Fictions of Toni Morrison: Modernist Authenticity and Postmodern Blackness. NY: Palgrave, 2000.

Erickson, Daniel. Ghosts, Metaphor, and History in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Fultz, Lucille P. Toni Morrison: Playing with Difference. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2003.

Furman, Jan. Toni Morrison's Fiction. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 1996.

Grewal, Gurleen. Circles of Sorrow, Lines of Struggle: The Novels of Toni Morrison. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1998.

Harding, Wendy, and Jacky Martin. A World of Difference: An Inter-Cultural Study of Toni Morrison's Novels. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1994.

Harris, Trudier. Fiction and Folklore: The Novels of Toni Morrison. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 1991.

Heinze, Denise. The Dilemma of 'Double Consciousness': Toni Morrison's Novels. Athens: U of Georgia P, 1993.

Jackson, Tommie L . 'High-Topped Shoes' and Other Signifiers of Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity in Selected Fiction by William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. Lanham, MD: UP of America, 2006.

Li, Stephanie. Something Akin to Freedom: The Choice of Bondage in Narratives by African American Women. Albany: State U of New York P, 2010.

Marks, Kathleen. Toni Morrison's Beloved and the Apotropaic Imagination. Columbia: U of Missouri P, 2002.

Mayberry, Susan N. Can't I Love What I Criticize?: The Masculine and Morrison. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2007.

Mbalia, Doreatha D. Toni Morrison's Developing Class Conscousness. Cranbury, NJ: Susquehanna UP, 2008.

McKay, Nellie Y. Critical essays on Toni Morrison. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1988.

McClure, John A. Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon and Morrison. Athens: U of Georgia P, 2007.

Michael, MagaliC. New Visions of Community in Contemporary American Fiction: Tan, Kingsolver, Castillo, Morrison. Iowa City: U of Iowa P, 2006.

O'Reilly, Andrea. Toni Morrison and Motherhood: A Politics of the Heart. NY: State U of New York P, 2004.

Page, Philip. Dangerous Freedom: Fusion and Fragmentation in Toni Morrison's Novels. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 1995.

Peach, Linden. Toni Morrison. NY: St. Martin's, 2000.

Rice, Herbert W. Toni Morrison and the American Tradition: A Rhetorical Reading. NY: Peter Lang, 1996.

Samuels, Wilfred D. and Clenora Hudson-Weems. Toni Morrison. Boston: Twayne, 1990.

Scott, Darieck. Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination. NY: New York UP, 2010.

Simpson, Ritashona. Black Looks and Black Acts: The Language of Toni Morrison in The Bluest Eye and Beloved. NY: Peter Lang, 2007.

Stepto, Robert B. A Home Elsewhere: Reading African American Classics in the Age of Obama. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2010.

Walters, Tracey L. African American Literature and the Classicist Tradition: Black Women Writers from Wheatley to Morrison. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.

Weinstein, Arnold. Recovering Your Story: Proust, Joyce, Woolf, Faulkner, Morrison. NY: Random House, 2006.

Whitted, Qiana J. 'A God of Justice?' The Problem of Evil in Twentieth-Century Black Literature. Charlottesville: U of Virginia P, 2009.

Zauditu-Selassie, K. African Spiritual Traditions in the Novels of Toni Morrison. Gainesville: UP of Florida, 2009.

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