4. Jazz and Paradise

  1. Valerie Smith

Published Online: 7 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118326732.ch4

Toni Morrison: Writing the Moral Imagination

Toni Morrison: Writing the Moral Imagination

How to Cite

Smith, V. (2012) Jazz and Paradise, in Toni Morrison: Writing the Moral Imagination, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118326732.ch4

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:

  • Jazz and Paradise;
  • Morrison's novels, trilogy: Beloved (1987), Jazz (1992), and Paradise;
  • shared focus on relationship between excessive love and violence;
  • jazz infusing characters and their lives, and communities lived in;
  • the space of prose/music intersect, jazz infusing the rhythm, timbre;
  • Morrison's Paradise, the all-black town of Ruby, Oklahoma

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Jazz

  • Paradise