Toni Morrison’s Secret Drive
A Reader-Response Study of the Fiction and Its Rhetoric
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About the Book
The late Toni Morrison was the first African-American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. A powerful writer, she wove stories depicting the largely overlooked Black experience in America and exploring the intersection of gender and race through the lives of Black women. Morrison’s writing continues to move people and push readers to reassess their beliefs about what it means to be Black in America.
Synthesizing some 250 scholarly works about Morrison’s writing, this book examines eight novels as well as the short story “Recitatif.” They are analyzed for techniques used to deepen meaning and emotional weight, and reveal Morrison’s mastery over prose.
About the Author(s)
David S. Goldstein and Shawnrece D. Campbell
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2020
Book Reviews & Awards
“An important book on Toni Morrison’s fiction, and required reading for all serious students of her work.”—Philip Page, author of Dangerous Freedom: Fusion and Fragmentation in Toni Morrison’s Novels