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Toni Morrison's Beloved
2009
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Acclaimed as the greatest American novel of the last quarter century,Belovedconfronts the legacy of slavery and its aftermath. The new full-length essays in this volume provide a comprehensive critical overview of this modern classic. This study guide also features a chronology of the author's life, a bibliography, an index, notes on the contributing writers, and an introduction by literature professor Harold Bloom. Excerpted from Beloved - Toni Morrison, New Edition All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.
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Acclaimed as the greatest American novel of the last quarter century, ""Beloved"" confronts the legacy of slavery and its aftermath. The new full-length essays in this volume provide a comprehensive critical overview of this modern classic. This study guide also features a chronology of the author's life, a bibliography, an index, notes on the contributing writers, and an introduction by literature professor Harold Bloom.
Table of Contents
Editor's Notep. vii
Introduction    Harold Bloomp. 1
Putting "His Story Next to Hers": Choice, Agency, and the Structure of Beloved    Steven V. Danielsp. 5
To Love and Be Loved: Considering Black Masculinity and the Misandric Impulse in Toni Morrison's Beloved    Nancy Kangp. 25
The Mother-Daughter Àjé Relationship in Toni Morrison's Beloved    Teresa N. Washingtonp. 49
Ten Minutes for Seven Letters: Reading Beloved's Epitaph    Jeffrey Andrew Weinstockp. 73
Derogatory Images of Sex: The Black Woman and Her Plight in Toni Morrison's Beloved    Reginald Watsonp. 93
What We Talk About When We Talk About Beloved    Dean Francop. 109
A Love Supreme: Jazzthetic Strategies in Toni Morrison's Beloved    Lars Ecksteinp. 133
Beloved's Claim    Christopher Petersonp. 151
Object Written, Written Object: Slavery, Scarring, and Complications of Authorship in Beloved    Anita Durkinp. 173
A Slave by Any Other Name: Names and Identity in Toni Morrison's Beloved    Cynthia Lyles-Scottp. 195
Chronologyp. 203
Contributorsp. 207
Bibliographyp. 209
Acknowledgmentsp. 213
Indexp. 215
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