PLAYING IN THE DARK
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PLAYING IN THE DARK

WHITENESS AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION
The Nobel Prize-winning author now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race.Toni Morrison's brilliant discussions of the "Africanist" presence in the fiction of Poe, Melville, Cather, and Hemingway leads to a dramatic reappraisal of the essential characteristics of our literary tradition. She shows how much the themes of freedom and individualism, manhood and innocence, depended on the existence of a black population that was manifestly unfree--and that came to serve white authors as embodiments of their own fears and desires.Written with the artistic vision that has earned Toni Morrison a pre-eminent place in modern letters, Playing in the Dark will be avidly read by Morrison admirers as well as by students, critics, and scholars of American literature.
Editora: VINTAGE
ISBN: 0679745424
ISBN13: 9780679745426
Edição: 1ª Edição - 1993
Número de Páginas: 91
Acabamento: PAPERBACK
por R$ 84,83