Book #15125

Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Toni Morrison
Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Toni Morrison.

Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo ; xiii, [5], 91, [3] pages
Publisher: Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.
ISBN: 0674673778

A most attractive first edition/first printing in unread Fine condition in alike dustjacket.

Morrison examines the American literary imagination and finds that an African American presence has always permeated white American literature. She ponders the effect that living in a historically racialized society has had on American writing in the 19th and 20th centuries. Her daring perspective is sure to alter conventional notions about American literature as she considers Willa Cather, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Twain and Hemingway.

Price: $40.00

Author Bio

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio) is an American author and a former professor at The State University of New York and Princeton University.

Her 1977 novel Song of Solomon was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award, while Beloved, her 1987 novel, became an even greater success. It received the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the American Book Award. It was made into the 1998 film starring Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey.

Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.