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008 170908s2017 mau g 000 0 eng d
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035 _a(OCoLC)1003220709
092 _a808.3
090 _aPS3563.O8749
_bO76 2017
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049 _aMZEA
100 1 _aMorrison, Toni,
245 1 4 _aThe origin of others :
_bthe Charles Eliot Norton lectures, 2016 /
_cToni Morrison ; with a foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
264 1 _aCambridge, Massachusetts :
_bHarvard University Press,
264 4 _c�2017
300 _axvii, 114 pages ;
_c19 cm
336 _atext
337 _aunmediated
338 _avolume
490 1 _aThe Charles Eliot Norton lectures ;
505 0 _aForeword / by Ta-Nehisi Coates -- Romancing slavery -- Being or becoming the stranger -- The color fetish -- Configurations of blackness -- Narrating the other -- The foreigner's home.
520 8 _aAmerica's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Others? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? Drawing on her Norton Lectures, Toni Morrison takes up these and other vital questions bearing on identity in The Origin of Others. In her search for answers, the novelist considers her own memories as well as history, politics, and especially literature. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Camara Laye are among the authors she examines. Readers of Morrison's fiction will welcome her discussions of some of her most celebrated books--Beloved, Paradise, and A Mercy. If we learn racism by example, then literature plays an important part in the history of race in America, both negatively and positively. Morrison writes about nineteenth-century literary efforts to romance slavery, contrasting them with the scientific racism of Samuel Cartwright and the banal diaries of the plantation overseer and slaveholder Thomas Thistlewood. She looks at configurations of blackness, notions of racial purity, and the ways in which literature employs skin color to reveal character or drive narrative. Expanding the scope of her concern, she also addresses globalization and the mass movement of peoples in this century. National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Morrison's most personal work of nonfiction to date.
600 1 0 _aMorrison, Toni.
650 0 _aAfrican Americans in literature
650 0 _aFiction
650 0 _aFiction
_xHistory and criticism.
650 0 _aFiction
700 1 _aCoates, Ta-Nehisi,
830 0 _aCharles Eliot Norton lectures ;
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999 _c129107