Toni Morrison's visionary explorations of freedom and identity, self and community, against the backdrop of African American history have established her as one of the foremost novelists of her time; an artist whose seriousness of purpose and imaginative power have earned her both widespread critical acclaim and great popular success.
This guide to Morrison’s work offers:
- an accessible introduction to Morrison’s life and historical contexts
- a guide to her key works and the themes and concerns that run through them
- an overview of critical texts and perspectives on each of Morrison’s works
- cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism
- a chronology of Morrison’s life and works.
Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Toni Morrison and seeking a guide to her work and a way into the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds it.