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Beloved

Toni Morrison

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Carmean, Karen. Toni Morrison’s World of Fiction. Troy, NY: Whitson Publishing Company, 1993.

Conner, Marc C., ed. The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000.

David, Ron. Toni Morrison Explained: A Reader’s Road Map to the Novels. New York: Random House, 2000.

Grewal, Gurleen. Circles of Sorrow, Lines of Struggle: The Novels of Toni Morrison. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998.

Holden-Kirwan, Jennifer L. “Looking into the Self That Is No Self: An Examination of Subjectivity in Beloved,” African American Review 32, no. 3 (1998): 415–26.

Middleton, David L., ed. Toni Morrison’s Fiction: Contemporary Criticism. New York: Garland Publishing, 1997.

Page, Philip. Dangerous Freedom: Fusion and Fragmentation in Toni Morrison’s Novels. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1995.

Solomon, Barbara H., ed. Critical Essays on Toni Morrison’s Beloved. New York: G. K. Hall, 1998.

Sumana, K. The Novels of Toni Morrison: A Study in Race, Gender and Class. New Delhi: Prestige Books, 1998.

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The role of water in a scene of Beloved

by stewi87, July 13, 2012

The scene treated in this analysis is from Toni Morrison's Beloved. It is situated where Paul D, a former slave is captured and deported together with forty-fife other prisoners and where they successfully manage to escape. All quotations will be from the following scene :

It rained.
Snakes came down from short-leaf pine and hemlock.
It rained.
Cypress, yellow poplar, ash and palmetto drooped under five days of rain without wind. By the eighth day the doves were nowhere in sight, by the ninth even the salamanders wer

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