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📒Song Of Solomon ✍ Toni Morrison
✏Song of Solomon Book Summary : New York Times Bestseller Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world. "You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them."--Barack Obama
📒Toni Morrison S Song Of Solomon ✍ Harold Bloom
✏Toni Morrison s Song of Solomon Book Summary : Presents a collection of interpretations of Toni Morrison's novel, "Song of Solomon."
📒New Essays On Song Of Solomon ✍ Valerie Smith
✏New Essays on Song of Solomon Book Summary : The essays in this volume, first published in 1995, present a range of theoretical and cultural perspectives on Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon.
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📒Toni Morrison S Song Of Solomon ✍ Jan Furman
✏Toni Morrison s Song of Solomon Book Summary : The essays in this volume represent the major currents in critical thinking about Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison's widely acclaimed examination of the individual quest for self-knowledge in the context of the African-American experience. This collection offers a broad overview of the scholarship that has emerged in the decades since the 1977 publication of Morrison's third novel. These essays provide a map of the primary themes of Song of Solomon, covering subjects such as self-identity, the rituals of manhood and reading, and the importance of naming, and also explore the novel's incorporation of African myth and African-American folklore. The casebook opens with "The People Could Fly," the African folktale from which Song of Solomon draws important aspects of its plot and major theme, and closes with an interview with Toni Morrison about her life and work as a novelist.
📒A Study Guide For Toni Morrison S Song Of Solomon ✍ Gale, Cengage Learning
✏A Study Guide for Toni Morrison s Song of Solomon Book Summary : A Study Guide for Toni Morrison's "Song of Solomon," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
📒 And She Was Loved ✍ Cameron C. Clark
✏ And She was Loved Book Summary : ABSTRACT: Trauma narratives gained popularity in the 1980s and 1990s with the emergence of trauma studies as a valid disciplinary field of academic study. No longer relegated to the field of medicine, the study of trauma allowed for better contextualization of the social, political, and economic issues, which stimulated the onset of the traumatic experience in fields ranging from psychology to literature. While Toni Morrison's novel Song of Solomon has generally been critiqued as a novel concerning the identity formation of the male protagonist, it can also be read with an understanding of trauma and its relationship to feminism, psychoanalysis, and race studies. To that end, this thesis seeks to scrutinize the female characters in Song of Solomon by examining the effects of trauma on the female body. Rather than using trauma studies as merely an approach at elucidating a character analysis, this work intends to examine the verbal signification, or testimony, of the traumatized subjects as a means to better comprehend the experience and reveal trauma as an instrument of female oppression within the novel.
📒Toni Morrison S Song Of Solomon ✍ Nancy A. Ciabattari
✏Toni Morrison s Song of Solomon Book Summary : MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
📒Mythology In Toni Morrison S Song Of Solomon The Motif Of Flight ✍ Daniela Grosche
✏Mythology in Toni Morrison s Song of Solomon The motif of flight Book Summary : Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3 (A), University of Paderborn, 15 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The novel is needed by African-Americans now in a way that it was not needed before – and it is following along the lines of the function of novels everywhere. We don‘t live in places where we can hear those stories anymore; parents don‘t sit around and tell their children those classical, mythological, archetypal stories that we heard years ago. But new information has got to get out, and there are several ways to do it. One is the novel. With this statement Toni Morrison clearly suggests the function of her novel Song of Solomon. That is, on the one hand, the preservation of traditional Afro-American folktales and on the other hand their adaptation to contemporary times. Realizing this double function, it is very challenging to make the analysis of the mythological character of the novel the topic of a seminar paper. Song of Solomon is spiritually grounded in the folktale “People who could fly”, an Afro-American folktale, which depicts the escape of a community of slaves by taking flight. Therefore I will center my analysis on the motif of “flight” in the novel, presenting different ways of interpretation. First of all, I will point out the function of myth in Song of Solomon. In the third chapter I will concentrate on the folktale “People who could fly”, comparing it with Toni Morrison’s narration about Solomon. Being the focal point of this seminar paper, the discussion of the motif of “flight” follows in the fourth part. It deals with the connection between the motif of “flight”, which turns up time and again in Milkman’s life, and Milkman’s search for his identity. Moreover I will point out Pilate’s role in Milkman’s quest for his cultural heritage. The last chapter contains a discussion of the different modes of “flight” and their significance.
📒Reading Learning Teaching Toni Morrison ✍ Karen F. Stein
✏Reading Learning Teaching Toni Morrison Book Summary : "Reading, Learning, Teaching Toni Morrison" draws on contemporary scholarship and Morrison's own commentary to explicate all of her novels published to date, including her 2008 novel "A Mercy." Morrison, the 1993 Nobel Prize winner, is an unabashedly confrontational author. Her profound and complex novels address problems such as slavery, violence, poverty, and sexual abuse. Morrison's work encompasses a project of total cultural renewal: she re-imagines and reaffirms the experience of African Americans from the earliest days of slavery up to the present, avoiding stereotypes or oversimplification. She employs African and Western literary traditions and conventions as a basis for both structure and critique, re-writing some of the -master narratives- of American culture and history. This book analyzes Morrison's novels in the context of African American history and literature, and provides supplemental material to guide teachers and students to understand and appreciate Morrison's novels."