Black Looks and Black Acts: The Language of Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" and "Beloved"

May 3, 2007|
Black Looks and Black Acts: The Language of Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" and "Beloved" by Ritashona Simpson
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How does Toni Morrison use language to represent race? Answering this question through literary criticism and linguistic research, this book shows how Morrison’s language reflects the souls of black folk in The Bluest Eye and Beloved. The book focuses on the way in which Morrison forces language to reveal what cannot be spoken by a «black» grammar. To achieve the breaking of this silence, Morrison uses rhetoric, voice, and narrative structures not conventionally used to achieve the effect of «black English.» Students and teachers of Toni Morrison’s novels and black English will find this book useful.
The Author: Ritashona Simpson earned a Ph.D. in English literature at Rutgers University. She is now completing a master’s degree in literacy and childhood education at Bank Street College. She is also a head teacher at the Harlem International Community School in New York City.
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Title:Black Looks and Black Acts: The Language of Toni Morrison in "The Bluest Eye" and "Beloved"
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:108 pages, 9.06 X 6.3 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:108 pages, 9.06 X 6.3 X 1 in
Published:May 3, 2007
Publisher:Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780820495309

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