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The Resource Toni Morrison : a literary life, Linda Wagner-Martin

Toni Morrison : a literary life, Linda Wagner-Martin

Label
Toni Morrison : a literary life
Title
Toni Morrison
Title remainder
a literary life
Statement of responsibility
Linda Wagner-Martin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book reads the oeuvre of Toni Morrison - fiction, nonfiction, and other - drawing extensively from her many interviews as well as her primary texts. The author places Morrison in several literary camps, one of them that public intellectual; another, that of scion within the publishing world. Morrison began with novels that grew naturally from her own childhood in Lorain, Ohio - The Bluest Eye and Sula - but she quickly immersed herself in a myriad of African American lives and often little-known histories. Her work throughout her career as public intellectual (reviewing books, writing essays for New York media, publishing essay collections about African American life issues) made her as significant in philosophical circles as in literary ones. Her winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993 brought new international attention to her writings. Translated into countless languages, Morrison's body of work has become synonymous with excellence: it has seldom been limited by being considered "writing by a woman" or "fiction by an African American woman." The author aligns Morrison's novels with the works of both Virginia Woolf and William Faulkner, assessing her works as among the most innovative, and most significant, worldwide, of the past fifty years. -- from back cover
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wagner-Martin, Linda
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.O8749
LC item number
Z9417 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literary lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Novelists, American
  • African American novelists
  • African American novelists
  • Novelists, American
Label
Toni Morrison : a literary life, Linda Wagner-Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Morrison's early years -- Song of Solomon : one beginning of Morrison's career -- Tar Baby and other folktales -- Beloved, beloved, Beloved -- Jazz and Morrison's trilogy : New York in the 1920s -- Morrison as public intellectual -- The Nobel Prize in literature and Morrison's trilogy -- Morrison and the twenty-first century : Love -- Morrison and various mercies -- Morrison and the definitions of Home -- Coda
Control code
895728301
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 217 pages
Isbn
9781137446695
Lccn
2014049917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)895728301
Label
Toni Morrison : a literary life, Linda Wagner-Martin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Morrison's early years -- Song of Solomon : one beginning of Morrison's career -- Tar Baby and other folktales -- Beloved, beloved, Beloved -- Jazz and Morrison's trilogy : New York in the 1920s -- Morrison as public intellectual -- The Nobel Prize in literature and Morrison's trilogy -- Morrison and the twenty-first century : Love -- Morrison and various mercies -- Morrison and the definitions of Home -- Coda
Control code
895728301
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 217 pages
Isbn
9781137446695
Lccn
2014049917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)895728301

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