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Critical Insights: Toni Morrison

Few living authors have generated the critical attention that Toni Morrison has. Winner of the Pultizer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Books Critics Circle Award, and the Noble Prize for Literature, Toni Morrison's fiction has not only shaped the landscape of modern American fiction, but it has had a profound effect in shaping the discussion of African American literature, life, and aesthetics.

This volume collects some of the finest pieces of Morrison scholarship to date. Essays include a sweeping overview of the importance of Morrison's first six novels, the scholarship surrounding Morrison's body of work and the cultural contexts in which that work was written, and the notions of community and identity in works such as Beloved, Jazz, and Paradise.

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