Toni Morrison : forty years in the clearing / edited and with an introduction by Carmen R. Gillespie.

Toni Morrison, the only living American Nobel laureate in literature, published her first novel in 1970. In the ensuing forty plus years, Morrison's work has become synonymous with the most significant literary art and intellectual engagements of our time. The publication of Home (May 2012), as...

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Other Authors: Gillespie, Carmen.
Format: Book
Published:[Lewisburg, Pa.] : Bucknell University Press ; Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Pub. Group, [2012], ©2012.
Series:Griot Project book series.
Table of Contents:
  • Gather at the clearing / Carmen Gillespie
  • In the beginning, two reviews: John Leonard's New York Times 1970 review of Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye and Alice Walker's New York Times "Letter to the editor" in response to Sara Blackburn's 1973 review of Sula
  • In search of the clearing / Elizabeth Beaulieu
  • Trouble in paradise: representing bliss in non-orgiastic language / Katie G. Cannon
  • "Margaret's lullaby" (from Margaret Garner) / Richard Danielpour
  • "Creatively serving, the process" : an interview with playwright Lydia Diamond, author of the play The Bluest Eye / Lydia Diamond with Carmen Gillespie
  • American romance, the moral imagination and Toni Morrison: a theory of literary aesthetics / Jan Furman
  • Meditations on love / Joanne V. Gabbin
  • And everyone will answer / Nikki Giovanni
  • Morrison as subject: photographs / Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
  • Wrestling till dawn: on becoming an intellectual in the age of Morrison / Farah Jasmine Griffin
  • Playing in the wild: Toni Morrison's canon and the wild zone / Missy Dehn Kubitschek
  • "Looking Shakespeare in the face" : an interview with Toni Morrison's Howard University friends, Florence Ladd and Mary Wilburn / A.J. Verdelle with Florence Ladd and Mary Wilburn
  • Melancholy and the unyielding Earth in The Bluest Eye / Kathleen Kelly Marks
  • Co(n)ven(t) : a performance study of Toni Morrison's Paradise / Dustyn Martincich
  • Guess who's coming to dinner? : food, race, and [en]countering the modern in Toni Morrison's Tar Baby / Susan Neal Mayberry
  • Testimony and transformation: an exploration of the intersections of the arts of Toni Morrison and the potential therapeutic uses of her narratives / Lakeisha Meyer
  • Belief and performance: Morrison and me / Koritha Mitchell
  • Praise song for Toni Morrison / Mendi and Keith Obadike
  • Morrison and Obama / Barack H. Obama
  • Body difference in Toni Morrison's fiction / Linden Peach
  • Toni Morrison, Théodore Géricault, and incendiary art / Nancy J. Peterson
  • Morrison as muse: the poetic process / Christine Jessica Margaret Reilly
  • 15 Haiku (for Toni Morrison) / Sonia Sanchez
  • The making of a novelist (epistolary) / A.J. Verdelle
  • Beloved bodies: gestures toward wholeness / L. Martina Young.