Free Read [Mystery Book] µ Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable - by Marc Cameron Reyes-Conner ↠

By Marc Cameron Reyes-Conner | Comments: ( 123 ) | Date: ( Oct 23, 2019 )

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison s novels have almost exclusively been examined as sagas illuminating history, race, culture, and gender politics This gathering of eight essays by top scholars probes Morrison s novels and her growing body of nonfiction and critical work for the complex and potent aesthetic elements that have made her a major American novelist of the twentiethNobel laureate Toni Morrison s novels have almost exclusively been examined as sagas illuminating history, race, culture, and gender politics This gathering of eight essays by top scholars probes Morrison s novels and her growing body of nonfiction and critical work for the complex and potent aesthetic elements that have made her a major American novelist of the twentieth century.Through traditional aesthetic concepts such as the sublime, the beautiful, and the grotesque, through issues of form, narrative, and language, and through questions of affect and reader response, the nine essays in this volume bring into relief the dynamic and often overlooked range within Morrison s writing Employing aesthetic ideas that range from the ancient Greeks to contemporary research in the black English oral tradition, The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison shows the potency of these ideas for interpreting Morrison s writing This is a force Morrison herself has often suggested in her claims that Greek tragedy bears a striking similarity to Afro American communal structures At the same time each essay attends to the ways in which Morrison also challenges traditional aesthetic concepts, establishing the African American and female voices that are essential to her sensibility The result is a series of readings that simultaneously expands our understanding of Morrison s work and also provokes new thinking about an aesthetic tradition that is nearly 2,500 years old.These essays offer a rich complement to the dominant approaches in Morrison scholarship by revealing aspects of her work that purely ideological approaches have obscured or about which they have remained oddly silent Each essay focuses particularly on the relations between the aesthetic and the ethical in Morrison s writing and between the artistic production and its role in the world at large These relations show the rich political implications that aesthetic analysis engenders.By treating both Morrison s fiction and her nonfiction, the essays reveal a mind and imagination that have long been intimately engaged with the questions and traditions of the aesthetic domain The result is a provocative and original contribution to Morrison scholarship, and to scholarship in American letters generally.


  • Title: Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable
  • Author: Marc Cameron Reyes-Conner
  • ISBN: 9781578062850
  • Page: 295
  • Format: Paperback

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  • Evan Clark

    Admittedly, as this was research material, I didn't read the whole thing. However, Susan Corey's essay, "Toward the Limits of Mystery," is one of the greatest explorations of the grotesque in literature that I have ever come across. Corey's in-depth analysis of Beloved within the Southern Gothic genre is absolutely secondary to her examination of the comic and the uncanny as aesthetic devices, intended to cause dread in the reader in order to give them appreciation of the characters' constant ho [...]


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