Playing in the Dark : Whiteness and the Literary Imagination

  title={Playing in the Dark : Whiteness and the Literary Imagination},
  author={Toni Morrison},
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison provides a personal inquiry into the significance of African-American literary imagination. Her goal, she states at the outset, is to "put forth an argument for extending the study of American literature". Author of "Beloved", "The Bluest Eye", "Song of Solomon", and other vivid portrayals of black American experience, Morrison ponders the effect that living in a historically racialized society has had on American writing in the 19th and 20th… 

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  • S. Miles
  • Art
    The American journal of bioethics : AJOB
  • 2003
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