Playing in the Dark pdf Summary Review by Toni Morrison

Playing in the Dark pdf book is a Black & African American Literary Criticism by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Beloved and Jazz. She 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.

Playing in the Dark pdf Summary

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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ABOUT Toni Morrison Author of Playing in the Dark pdf book

Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford) Author of Playing in the Dark book was an American author, editor, and professor who won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature for being an author “who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality.”

Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed African American characters; among the best known are her novels The Bluest Eye Song of Solomon , and Beloved , which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. In 2001 she was named one of “The 30 Most Powerful Women in America” by Ladies’ Home Journal.

Playing in the Dark pdf book, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information

Playing in the Dark pdf
Playing in the Dark pdf
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Harvard University Press; First Edition ~1st Printing (May 1, 1992)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 91 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0674673778
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0674673779
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ 1260L
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 9.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.75 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #1,097,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #461 in Black & African American Literary Criticism (Books)
  • #5,826 in Discrimination & Racism
  • #5,988 in African American Demographic Studies (Books)
  • Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars    445 ratings

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