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Critical Companion to Toni Morrison
  • Authored by: Carmen Gillespie
  • From the Series: Critical Companion to
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816062765
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-6276-8
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $75.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 11/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 813
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 496


Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, is one of the most popular American authors in college and high school courses. Her novels, including Sula, Song of Solomon, Beloved, and Paradise, have won almost every major award available to them. In addition, her influence as a critic, book editor, and mentor to other writers has been incalculable.

Critical Companion to Toni Morrison examines Morrison's life and writing, featuring critical analyses of her work and themes, as well as extensive entries on related topics and relevant people, places, and influences.

Coverage includes:

  • A concise but comprehensive biography of Morrison
  • Entries on Morrison's major works, including her novels, children's works, and shorter pieces, with characters included as subentries
  • Related people, places, and topics, including friends and literary influences, themes and symbols, and more
  • Appendixes, including a chronology, a bibliography of Morrison's works, and a secondary source bibliography.


Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Index. Appendixes. Bibliographies. Cross-references. Chronology.

About the Author(s)

Carmen Gillespie holds a Ph.D. from Emory University and is associate professor of English at the University of Toledo. She is a scholar of American and Caribbean literatures and cultures and a member of the Toni Morrison Society. Her articles and poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies.

Reviews and Awards

"...a valuable work of scholarship that will benefit a wide range of users. Recommended."

"...an excellent addition to academic, high-school, and public libraries."

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