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"Dread and Love": Postcolonial theory and practice in Toni Morrison's 'Playing in the Dark' and 'Song of Solomon' and William Faulkner's 'Go Down, Moses'

"Dread and Love": Postcolonial theory and practice in Toni Morrison's 'Playing in the Dark' and 'Song of Solomon' and William Faulkner's 'Go Down, Moses'

Baillie, Justine ORCID: 0000-0002-0056-9155 (2007) "Dread and Love": Postcolonial theory and practice in Toni Morrison's 'Playing in the Dark' and 'Song of Solomon' and William Faulkner's 'Go Down, Moses'. Critical Engagements, 1 (1). pp. 166-187. ISSN 1754-0984

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Abstract

In this article Baillie examines Morrison’s collection of essays, Playing in the Dark (1992), as a distinct African-American intervention into postcolonial theory and suggests that readings of American literature and Morrison’s own novels are enriched by such an examination. Her “theorisations” on the American imagination can produce new readings of both Morrison’s novels and American literature. With this in mind the second part of the article juxtaposes a reading of Morrison’s third novel, Song of Solomon (1977), with William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses (1942).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Literary Theory, Writing Traditions, Literature of the American South
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Literature, Language & Theatre
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2017 17:06
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/18059

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