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Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics

Yvette Christiansë


This book situates Toni Morrison as a writer who writes about writing as much as about racialized, engendered, and sexualized African American, and therefore American, experience. In foregrounding the ethics of fiction writing, the book resists any triumphalist reading of Morrison's achievement in order to allow the meditative, unsettled, and unsettling questions that arise throughout her long labour at the nexus of language and politics, where her fiction interrogates representation itself. Moving between close reading and critical theory, the book reveals the ways in which Morrison's primary ... More

Keywords: Toni Morrison, critical theory, American experience, language, representation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780823239153
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823239153.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yvette Christiansë, author
English Department, Fordham University