The Resource The voices of Toni Morrison, Barbara Hill Rigney

The voices of Toni Morrison, Barbara Hill Rigney

Label
The voices of Toni Morrison
Title
The voices of Toni Morrison
Statement of responsibility
Barbara Hill Rigney
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In her analysis of Morrison's five novels - Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Sula, and Tar Baby - Rigney defines a black feminine/feminist aesthetic. The many "voices" of Toni Morrison, Rigney argues, are manifested in her radical use of language, her reformulations of self and identity, her reinterpretations of history as both fact and mythology, and her images of female desire. As Rigney describes Morrison's texts, they are characterized by deliberate and meaningful silences, by the movement beyond language into music, and by representations of magic realism and the conjure world. While Morrison's fictions disrupt traditional chronologies and diffuse linearity, they also bear historical witness to the realities and brutalities of slavery, reconstruction, depression, and war - and thus, Rigney documents, they are always profoundly political. Rigney's study, like Morrison's novels, transcends traditional interpretations, maps new territory for postmodern fictions, and cultivates a common ground for a discourse on theory, race, and gender
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rigney, Barbara Hill
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.O8749
LC item number
Z84 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Feminism and literature
  • African American women in literature
  • Féminisme et littérature
  • Noires américaines dans la littérature
  • African American women in literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • United States
Label
The voices of Toni Morrison, Barbara Hill Rigney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-123) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780814205549
Lccn
91016092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23769651
  • (OCoLC)ocm23769651
Label
The voices of Toni Morrison, Barbara Hill Rigney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-123) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
127 pages
Isbn
9780814205549
Lccn
91016092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23769651
  • (OCoLC)ocm23769651

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