2. Song of Solomon and Tar Baby

  1. Valerie Smith

Published Online: 7 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118326732.ch2

Toni Morrison: Writing the Moral Imagination

Toni Morrison: Writing the Moral Imagination

How to Cite

Smith, V. (2012) Song of Solomon and Tar Baby, in Toni Morrison: Writing the Moral Imagination, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118326732.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160339

Online ISBN: 9781118326732

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Keywords:

  • Song of Solomon and Tar Baby, National Book Critics' Circle Award;
  • Song of Solomon, earning Morrison the title of highly acclaimed writers;
  • Song and slavery, Morrison's artistic vision from a female locus to a male one;
  • early criticism of Song of Solomon, implications of the mystical, supernatural;
  • Tar Baby, invoking a folktale, deleterious impact of hegemonic cultural norms

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Song of Solomon

  • Tar Baby