The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0313064466
  • ISBN-13: 9780313064463
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 428 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2003 | Published/Released October 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2003

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Overview

Offers an overview of Morrison's life and achievements. Offers numerous entries on her works, major characters, themes, and other topics. Lengthier essays cover each of her novels, along with various approaches to her writings.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
Acknowledgments.
Acton (Jazz).
African Myth, Use of.
Ajax (Sula).
Albright, Mavis (Paradise).
1: Ancestor.
Approaches to Morrison’s Work: Ecocritical.
Approaches to Morrison’s Work: Feminist/Black Feminist.
Approaches to Morrison’s Work: Historical.
Approaches to Morrison’s Work: Pedagogical.
Approaches to Morrison’s Work: Postcolonial.
Approaches to Morrison’s Work: Psychoanalytic.
Approaches to Morrison’s Work: Womanist.
Baines, Guitar (Song of Solomon).
2: Baltimore, Maryland (Jazz).
Beloved (Beloved).
Beloved, Film.
Beloved, Novel (1987).
Big Box, The (1999).
Birth of a Nation’hood: Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O.J. Simpson Case (1997).
Black Book, The (1974).
Bluest Eye, The (1970).
Bodwins, the (Beloved).
3: Bottom, the (Sula).
Breedlove, Cholly (The Bluest Eye).
Breedlove, Pauline (The Bluest Eye).
Breedlove, Pecola (The Bluest Eye).
Brother (Beloved).
Cato, Billie Delia (Paradise).
Cato, Patricia Best (Paradise).
4: Chicken Little (Sula).
Children.
Childs, Jadine (Tar Baby).
Childs, Sydney, and Ondine (Tar Baby).
Church, Soaphead/Micah Elihue Whitcomb (The Bluest Eye).
Circe (Song of Solomon).
Clearing, The (Beloved).
Community.
Conjure.
Convent, The (Paradise).
Dead, First Corinthians (Song of Solomon).
Dead, Hagar (Song of Solomon).
Dead, Macon (Song of Solomon).
Dead, Magdalena (Song of Solomon).
Dead, Milkman (Song of Solomon).
Dead, Pilate (Song of Solomon).
Dead, Reba (Song of Solomon).
Dead, Ruth Foster (Song of Solomon).
Death.
Denver, Amy (Beloved).
Deweys, the (Sula).
Disability.
Domesticity.
Dreaming Emmett.
Dupres, Lone (Paradise).
Editor, Morrison as.
Ella (Beloved).
Eloe (Tar Baby).
Fairly, Oklahoma (Paradise).
Family.
Faulkner, William, Influence of.
Felice (Jazz).
Fleetwood, Save-Marie (Paradise).
Flying Africans, Myth of.
Folklore.
Foucault, Marie-Therese (Tar Baby).
Garner, Margaret.
Garner, Mr. and Mrs. (Beloved).
Garner, Paul D (Beloved).
Geography.
Ghost Story, Use of.
Gibson, Grace/Gigi (Paradise).
Gothic Tradition.
Gray, Golden (Jazz).
Gray, Vera Louise (Jazz).
Greek Mythology, Use of.
Greene, Jude (Sula).
5: Harlem, New York (Jazz).
6: Haven, Oklahoma (Paradise).
History.
Home.
Hunger.
Hunter’s Hunter/Henry Lestory/Lestroy (Jazz).
Identity.
Infanticide.
Isle des Chevaliers (Tar Baby).
Jake (Song of Solomon).
Jazz (1992).
Jazz.
L’Arbe de la Croix (Tar Baby).
Lorain, Ohio (The Bluest Eye).
MacTeer, Claudia (The Bluest Eye).
MacTeer, Frieda (The Bluest Eye).
Magical Realism.
Magna, Mary/Mother (Paradise).
Malvonne (Jazz).
Manfred, Alice (Jazz).
Manfred, Dorcas (Jazz).
Masculinity.
Medallion, Ohio (Sula).
Memory.
Mexico (Jazz).
Migration.
Misner, Richard (Paradise).
7: Mister (Beloved).
8: Morgan, Deacon (Paradise).
Morgan, Dovey (Paradise).
Morgan, Soane (Paradise).
Morgan, Steward (Paradise).
Motherhood.
Music.
Myth.
Narrative Voice.
Narrator of Jazz/Talking Book (Jazz).
9: National Suicide Day (Sula).
Neo-Slave Narrative.
Nephews, The (Beloved).
Nobel Prize Address.
No Mercy Hospital (Song of Solomon).
Not Doctor Street (Song of Solomon).
124 Bluestone Road (Beloved).
Oprah’s Book Club.
Oral Tradition.
Oven, The (Paradise).
Paradise (1998).
Patsy/Thirty-Mile Woman (Beloved).
Pauls, the (Beloved).
Peace, Eva (Sula).
Peace, Sula (Sula).
Piedade (Paradise).
Plato, Use of.
Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1992).
Plum/Ralph (Sula).
Prostitutes China, Poland, and Miss Marie (The Bluest Eye).
Race.
Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality (1992).
“Recitatif”.
Recovery.
Rekus (Sula).
Romantic Tradition.
Rose Dear (Jazz).
Ruby, Oklahoma (Paradise).
Ryna’s Gulch (Song of Solomon).
Schoolteacher (Beloved).
Seneca (Paradise).
Seven Days, The (Song of Solomon).
Sex/Sexuality.
Shadrack (Sula).
Shame.
Singing Bird (Song of Solomon).
Sixo (Beloved).
Slavery.
Smith, Coffee/K.D./Kentucky Derby (Paradise).
Smith, Robert (Song of Solomon).
Smith, Ruby (Paradise).
Solomon (Song of Solomon).
Solomon’s Leap (Song of Solomon).
Son/William Green (Tar Baby).
Song of Solomon (1977).
Sosa, Consolata/Connie (Paradise).
South, Influence of.
Spirituality.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, Influence of.
Street, Margaret (Tar Baby).
Street, Valerian (Tar Baby).
Suggs, Baby (Beloved).
Suggs, Denver (Beloved).
Suggs, Halle (Beloved).
Suggs, Howard and Buglar (Beloved).
Suggs, Sethe (Beloved).
Sula (1973).
Sweet (Song of Solomon).
Sweet Home (Beloved).
Tar Baby (1981).
Tar Baby (Sula).
Trace, Joe (Jazz).
Trace, Violet (Jazz).
Trauma.
Trickster.
True Belle (Jazz).
Truelove, Pallas/Divine (Paradise).
Twain, Mark, Influence of.
Violence.
Virginia (Jazz).
Whiteness.
Wild (Jazz).
Woolf, Virginia, Influence of.
Wright, Helene (Sula).
Wright, Nel (Sula).
Wright, Wiley (Sula).
Selected Bibliography.
Index.
About the Editor and Contributors.