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Author Bouson, J. Brooks.

Title Quiet as it's kept : shame, trauma, and race in the novels of Toni Morrison / J. Brooks Bouson.

Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, c2000.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  813.54 M834Db 2000    ---  Available
Description x, 277 p. ; 24 cm.
Series SUNY series in psychoanalysis and culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-264) and index.
Contents "Speaking the unspeakable" : shame, trauma, and Morrison's fiction -- "The devastation that even casual racial contempt can cause" : chronic shame, traumatic abuse, and racial self-loathing in The bluest eye -- "I like my own dirt" : disinterested violence and shamelessness in Sula -- "Can't nobody fly with all that shit" : the shame-pride axis and black masculinity in Song of Solomon -- "Defacating over a whole people" : the politics of shame and the failure of love in Tar baby -- "Whites might dirty her all right, but not her best thing" : the dirtied and traumatized self of slavery in Beloved -- "The dirty, get-on-down music" : city pride, shame, and violence in Jazz -- "He's bringing along the dung we leaving behind" : the intergenerational transmission of racial shame and trauma in Paradise.
Subject Morrison, Toni -- Knowledge -- Psychology.
Psychoanalysis and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Psychological fiction, American -- History and criticism.
African American women in literature.
African Americans in literature.
Psychic trauma in literature.
Shame in literature.
Race in literature.
ISBN 0791444236 (alk. paper)
0791444244 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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