Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - Morrison, Toni

Morrison ponders the effect that living in a historically racialized society has had on American writing in the 19th and 20th centuries. She argues that race has become a metaphor, a way of referring to forces, events and forms of social decay, economic division and human panic. Her point is that the central characteristics of American literature ...

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination 1993, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679745426

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Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination 1992, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674673779

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