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Title:
Toni Morrison, Beloved
Author:
Plasa, Carl, 1959-
Publication Information:
New York : Columbia University Press, [1998]

©1998
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167 pages ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780231115261

9780231115278
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Summarizes the critical reaction to the American writer's 1987 novel. Includes chapters on immediate reviews and interviews, the relationship of the novel to the African-American slave narrative tradition, interpretation of the uncanny figure who give title to the novel, the figuring of male and fem


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
Chapter 1 'An Extraordinary Act of Imagination': Reviews of Beloved and Interviews with Toni Morrisonp. 14
Chapter 2 'Trying to Fill in the Blanks': Beloved's Intertextsp. 39
Chapter 3 'My Girl Come Home': Reading Belovedp. 57
Chapter 4 'This Is Flesh I'm Talking About': Language, Subjectivity and the Bodyp. 86
Chapter 5 'It's Not Over Just Because It Stops': Post-colonialism, Psychoanalysis, Historyp. 116
Notesp. 143
Select Bibliographyp. 158
Acknowledgementsp. 163
Indexp. 164