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The Resource Bridging the Americas : the literature of Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Gayl Jones, Stelamaris Coser

Bridging the Americas : the literature of Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Gayl Jones, Stelamaris Coser

Label
Bridging the Americas : the literature of Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Gayl Jones
Title
Bridging the Americas
Title remainder
the literature of Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Gayl Jones
Statement of responsibility
Stelamaris Coser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A literary study of three important black women writers, this book examines the 'inter-American' characteristics in the work of Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Gayl Jones, including detailed discussions of Morrison's "Song of Solomon" and "Tar Baby", Jones' "Corregidora" and "Song of Anninho", and Marshall's "The Chosen Place", "The Timeless People". Coser defines the inter-American characteristics in these authors' novels as a connection based on a common African heritage and a shared legacy of colonialism and racism. These three authors redefine the boundaries between the Americas, bridging the 'extended Caribbean' that stretches from the U.S. Atlantic coast to Brazil. Their work reinterprets ethnic and sexual identity. Issues of race, class, and nationality overlap. History and identity are reinvented. To explore the collective forms of resistance and cultural processes in Brazil, the Caribbean, and the United States, Coser also makes provocative connections between the visibility of black women writers and the popularity of male Latin American novelists like Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Author note: Stelamaris Coser, a native Brazilian, is Professor of American Studies and American Literature at the Federal University of Espirito Santo, Brazil (Amazon.com)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Coser, Stelamaris
Dewey number
813/.54099287/08996073
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Marshall, Paule
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Jones, Gayl
  • American fiction
  • Women and literature
  • American fiction
  • African American women
  • African American women in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Caribbean Area
  • Brazil
Label
Bridging the Americas : the literature of Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Gayl Jones, Stelamaris Coser
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-215) and index
Carrier category
  • sheet
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nb
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Stepping-stones between the Americas: the works of Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Gayl Jones -- From the natives' point of view: the ethnographic novels of Paule Marshall -- The redefinition of American geography and history: Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon and Tar Baby -- The dry wombs of Black women: memories of Brazilian slavery in Corregidora and Song for Anninho -- No final chord: the music of Morrison, Jones, and Marshall
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 227 pages
Isbn
9781566392662
Lccn
94030421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Label
Bridging the Americas : the literature of Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Gayl Jones, Stelamaris Coser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-215) and index
Carrier category
  • sheet
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • nb
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Stepping-stones between the Americas: the works of Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, and Gayl Jones -- From the natives' point of view: the ethnographic novels of Paule Marshall -- The redefinition of American geography and history: Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon and Tar Baby -- The dry wombs of Black women: memories of Brazilian slavery in Corregidora and Song for Anninho -- No final chord: the music of Morrison, Jones, and Marshall
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 227 pages
Isbn
9781566392662
Lccn
94030421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map

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