The Controlling Story: Oral and Written Culture in Toni Morrison's 'Paradise'

By Rebecca Hope Ferguson.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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An examination of the entanglements of oral and written forms of 'evidence' and interpretation in Toni Morrison's novel 'Paradise'.

Keywords: Oral Culture, Literate Culture, Patriarchs, Inscription, Community History, History-Writing, Narratives, Racism and Colourism, Feminism

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.151-158. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 726.466KB).

Dr. Rebecca Hope Ferguson

BA University of Southampton, PhD University of London. Lecturer in English at the University of Wales, Lampeter, since 1979. Fulbright Exchange Professor at University of Massachusetts, Darmouth, USA 1988-89. Author of 'The Unbalanced Mind: Pope and the Rule of Passion' (HarvesterWheatsheaf, 1986), study guide on Pope's 'The Rape of the Lock' and 'Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot'(Akadimias, 1986), other articles on Pope and on Toni Morrison, including 'History, Memory and Language in Toni Morrison's "Beloved"'(1991, reprinted by Longman 1998), and '"Pass It On. Can You Hear Me?": Call and Response in "Song of Solomon"'(1993). Currently completing a full-length study of Morrison's novels for Peter Lang.

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