Spectrality in the Novels of Toni Morrison by Melanie R. AndersonAnderson, Melanie Overview. Publication Timeline. Most widely held works about Melanie Anderson. Most widely held works by Melanie Anderson. Spectrality in the novels of Toni Morrison by Melanie Anderson 7 editions published in in English and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide At first glance, Beloved would appear to be the only "ghost story" among Toni Morrison's nine novels, but as this provocative new study shows, spectral presences and places abound in the celebrated author's fiction.
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In Sula and Home Toni Morrison depicts the madness of the homecoming war veteran, whose symptoms and their consequences impair his life. Through the return of her traumatized African American soldiers, she explores the tensions of a racially-prejudiced America and the dire consequences for the black community and self.
Spectrality in the Novels of Toni Morrison
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Spectrality in the Novels of Toni Morrison. Melanie R. Anderson explores how Morrison uses specters to bring the traumas of African American life to the forefront, highlighting histories and experiences, both cultural and personal, that society at large too frequently ignores. Working against the background of magical realism, while simultaneously expanding notions of the supernatural within American and African American writing, Morrison peoples her novels with what Anderson identifies as two distinctive types of ghosts: spectral figures and social ghosts. Deconstructing Western binaries, Morrison uses the spectral to indicate power through its transcendence of corporality, temporality, and explication, and she employs the ghostly as a metaphor of erasure for living characters who are marginalized and haunt the edges of their communities.