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New Critical Essays on Toni Morrison's God Help the Child: Race, Culture, and History

Alice Knox Eaton, Maxine Lavon Montgomery, and Shirley A. Stave

Abstract

American Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison’s 11th novel, God Help the Child, released in 2015, set in contemporary times, explores the relationship between a financially successful, beautiful young Black woman with a haunted past and an intelligent disaffected young Black man who is equally alienated from his past. This collection of essays, edited by Morrison scholars Alice Knox Eaton, Maxine Lavon Montgomery, and Shirley A. Stave, and including essays by well-known Morrison critics Evelyn Schreiber, Mar Gallego, Susana Vega, Anissa Wardi, and Justine Tally, explores the novel’s themes and tropes ... More

Keywords: Trauma, Child abuse, Beauty Myth, Internal Color Line, Intertextuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781496828873
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496828873.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alice Knox Eaton, editor
Springfield College

Maxine Lavon Montgomery, editor
Florida State University

Shirley A. Stave, editor
Northwestern State University