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Toni MorrisonAn Ethical Poetics$
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Yvette Christiansë

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823239153

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823239153.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.x) (p.1) Introduction
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Toni Morrison
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Yvette Christiansë

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823239153.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume, which is about the works of African American novelist Toni Morrison. The book offers a reading of Morrison's writing based on her own efforts to find a language that resists history and its clichés, while making that history visible as the history of a language. It analyzes how Morrison transformed her thematics into an ethical poetics that increasingly tries to understand the relation of her writing to the production or reproduction of a canon and examines her fictions in terms of their “internal” operations and their intertextual relations.

Keywords:   Toni Morrison, African American novelist, thematics, ethical poetics, canon, fictions, intertextual relations

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