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The Resource Toni Morrison : an ethical poetics, Yvette Christiansë

Toni Morrison : an ethical poetics, Yvette Christiansë

Label
Toni Morrison : an ethical poetics
Title
Toni Morrison
Title remainder
an ethical poetics
Statement of responsibility
Yvette Christiansë
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics situates Toni Morrison as a writer who writes about writing as much as about racialized, engendered, and sexualized African American, and therefore American, experience. In foregrounding the ethics of fiction writing, the book resists any triumphalist reading of Morrison's achievement in order to allow the meditative, unsettled, and unsettling questions that arise throughout her long labor at the nexus of language and politics, where her fiction interrogates representation itself. Moving between close reading and critical theory, Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics reveals the ways in which Morrison's primary engagement with language has been a search for how and what language is made to communicate, and for how and what speaks in and from generation to generation. There is no easy escape from such legacy, no escape into a pure language free of the burdens of racialized agendas. Rather, there is the example of Morrison's commitment to writerly, which is to say readerly, wakefulness. At a time when sustained study devoted to single authors has become rare, this book will be an invaluable resource for readers, scholars, and teachers of Morrison's work."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christiansë, Yvette
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Morrison, Toni
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Technique
Label
Toni Morrison : an ethical poetics, Yvette Christiansë
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-299) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • From witnessing to death dealing: on speaking of and for the dead
  • Burnt offerings: law and sacrifice
  • Time out of joint: the temporal logic of Morrison's modernist apocalyptics
  • Beginning and ending, part one: old languages/new bodies
  • Beginnings and endings, part two: the poetics of similitude and disavowal at utopia's gates
  • Epilogue
Control code
ocn847126668
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 307 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823239191
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132mjfr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847126668
Label
Toni Morrison : an ethical poetics, Yvette Christiansë
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-299) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • From witnessing to death dealing: on speaking of and for the dead
  • Burnt offerings: law and sacrifice
  • Time out of joint: the temporal logic of Morrison's modernist apocalyptics
  • Beginning and ending, part one: old languages/new bodies
  • Beginnings and endings, part two: the poetics of similitude and disavowal at utopia's gates
  • Epilogue
Control code
ocn847126668
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 307 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780823239191
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt132mjfr
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)847126668

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