Playing In The Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination

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Morrison 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. According to the Chicago Tribune, Morrison “reimagines and remaps the possibility of America.” Her 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.

Written with the artistic vision that has earned the Nobel Prize-winning author a pre-eminent place in modern letters, Playing in the Dark is an invaluable read for avid Morrison admirers as well as students, critics, and scholars of American literature.

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Weight 0.2 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 5.2 × 0.3 in
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Date Published

July 27, 1993

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

112

Publisher

Vintage

Year Published

1993

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