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Playing in the Dark

Playing in the Dark - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679745426

Cover of Playing in the Dark 92 (ISBN 978-0679745426)
ISBN13: 978-0679745426
ISBN10: 0679745424
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 1992
International: No

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Playing in the Dark - 92 edition

ISBN13: 978-0679745426

Toni Morrison

ISBN13: 978-0679745426
ISBN10: 0679745424
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 92
Publisher: Vintage Books

Published: 1992
International: No
Summary

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Beloved and Jazz now 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.

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.