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Unformatted text preview: Critic Nellie Y. McKay, a strong supporter of Toni Morrison's approach to fiction, celebrates her imaginative flow and control of inner dialogue. Comparing her skills to those of James Joyce and William Faulkner, McKay notes that Morrison has absorbed the styles and methods of significant literary movements and periods, yet she remains true to her own understanding of what it means to be black — to look through the collective eyes of an entire race. As Toni Cade Bambara says, Morrison is "grand and majestic"; she is a writer who "courageously tackles the big issues all the time. She's not small." By escaping Eurocentrism — that is, the Caucasian point of view — Morrison has liberated and expanded literature in the same way that Jelly Roll Morton, Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Bill Robinson, Josephine Baker, Judith Jamison, and...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 1320 taught by Professor Bost during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09