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Playing in the Dark

Playing in the Dark - 92 edition

Playing in the Dark - 92 edition

ISBN13: 9780679745426

ISBN10: 0679745424

Playing in the Dark by Toni Morrison - ISBN 9780679745426
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 92
Copyright: 1992
Publisher: Vintage Books
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International: No
Playing in the Dark by Toni Morrison - ISBN 9780679745426

ISBN13: 9780679745426

ISBN10: 0679745424

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 92

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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.