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.
Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.