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The Resource The origin of others, Toni Morrison ; with a foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates

The origin of others, Toni Morrison ; with a foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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The origin of others
Title
The origin of others
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Toni Morrison ; with a foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Language
eng
Summary
America'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
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VPW
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Morrison, Toni
Dewey number
305
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Index
no index present
LC call number
HM
Literary form
non fiction
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Coates, Ta-Nehisi
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  • Morrison, Toni
  • African Americans in literature
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
  • Fiction
Target audience
general
Label
The origin of others, Toni Morrison ; with a foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates
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"The Charles Eliot Norton lectures, 2016" --from first page in book
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Ta-Nehisi Coates -- Romancing slavery -- Being or becoming the stranger -- The color fetish -- Configurations of blackness -- Narrating the other -- The foreigner's home
Control code
sky288201105
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xvii, 114 pages
Isbn
9780674976450
Lccn
bl2017036607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 09/17
Label
The origin of others, Toni Morrison ; with a foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The Charles Eliot Norton lectures, 2016" --from first page in book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Ta-Nehisi Coates -- Romancing slavery -- Being or becoming the stranger -- The color fetish -- Configurations of blackness -- Narrating the other -- The foreigner's home
Control code
sky288201105
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xvii, 114 pages
Isbn
9780674976450
Lccn
bl2017036607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 09/17

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