The origin of others /

America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Othe...

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Main Author: Morrison, Toni, (Author)
Other Authors: Coates, Ta-Nehisi, (writer of foreword.)
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.
Series: Charles Eliot Norton lectures ; 2016.
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The origin of others / Toni Morrison ; with a foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.
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xvii, 114 pages ; 19 cm.
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America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Others? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? Drawing on her Norton Lectures, Toni Morrison takes up these and other vital questions bearing on identity in The Origin of Others. In her search for answers, the novelist considers her own memories as well as history, politics, and especially literature. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Camara Laye are among the authors she examines. Readers of Morrison's fiction will welcome her discussions of some of her most celebrated books--Beloved, Paradise, and A Mercy. If we learn racism by example, then literature plays an important part in the history of race in America, both negatively and positively. Morrison writes about nineteenth-century literary efforts to romance slavery, contrasting them with the scientific racism of Samuel Cartwright and the banal diaries of the plantation overseer and slaveholder Thomas Thistlewood. She looks at configurations of blackness, notions of racial purity, and the ways in which literature employs skin color to reveal character or drive narrative. Expanding the scope of her concern, she also addresses globalization and the mass movement of peoples in this century. National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Morrison's most personal work of nonfiction to date.
Morrison, Toni.
African Americans in literature.
Blacks in literature.
Race in literature.
Racism in literature.
Authorship.
Literature, Modern History and criticism.
Identity (Psychology)
Belonging (Social psychology)
United States Race relations History.
Population transfers.
Globalization.
Popular reading.
Coates, Ta-Nehisi, writer of foreword.
Charles Eliot Norton lectures ; 2016.
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The origin of others /
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Charles Eliot Norton lectures ; 2016.
Morrison, Toni.
African Americans in literature.
Blacks in literature.
Race in literature.
Racism in literature.
Authorship.
Literature, Modern History and criticism.
Identity (Psychology)
Belonging (Social psychology)
Population transfers.
Globalization.
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Romancing slavery --
Being or becoming the stranger --
The color fetish --
Configurations of blackness --
Narrating the other --
The foreigner's home.
Charles Eliot Norton lectures ;
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Charles Eliot Norton lectures ; 2016.
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African Americans in literature.
Blacks in literature.
Race in literature.
Racism in literature.
Authorship.
Literature, Modern History and criticism.
Identity (Psychology)
Belonging (Social psychology)
Population transfers.
Globalization.
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African Americans in literature.
Blacks in literature.
Race in literature.
Racism in literature.
Authorship.
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Identity (Psychology)
Belonging (Social psychology)
Population transfers.
Globalization.
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Racism in literature.
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Population transfers.
Globalization.
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