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Balancing the books : Faulkner, Morrison, and the economies of slavery /
Erik Dussere.
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New York : Routledge, 2003.
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ix, 161 p.
ISBN
0415942985 (acid-free paper)
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imprint
New York : Routledge, 2003.
isbn
0415942985 (acid-free paper)
catalogue key
4818688
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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""Balancing the Books is an important and evocative book, that we can especially appreciate in the aftermath of enron.." -"Novel, Richard Pearce, Spring 2003
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Balancing the Books represents a sophisticated examination of the ongoing engagement of American literature with the economies of slavery through the works of William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. Both Faulkner and Morrison write about the relationship between race, identity, and history, and about how the legacies of slavery linger in the lives and actions of their characters, although the narrative strategies through which they render these themes ultimately diverge. Dussere brings considerations of debt and repayment, exchange and accounting, and capital and the market-concepts inseparable from any consideration of race in the construction of the American nation-into dialogue with the work of Faulkner and Morrison to produce an outstanding work of literary and cultural criticism.
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This title brings the concepts of debt and repayment, exchange and accounting, capital and the market, inseparable from any consideration of race in the construction of the American nation, into dialogue with the work of Faulkner and Morrison in this work of literary and cultural criticism.
Main Description
Balancing the Booksrepresents a sophisticated examination of the engagement of American literature with the economies of slavery through the works of William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. Both Faulkner and Morrison write about the relationship between race, identity, and history, and about how the legacies of slavery linger in the lives and actions of their characters, although the narrative strategies through which they render these themes ultimately diverge. Dussere addresses notions of of debt and repayment, exchange and accounting, and capital and the market bringing them into dialogue with the work of Faulkner and Morrison to produce an outstanding work of literary and cultural criticism.
Main Description
Balancing the Booksrepresents a sophisticated examination of the ongoing engagement of American literature with the economies of slavery through the works of William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. Both Faulkner and Morrison write about the relationship between race, identity, and history, and about how the legacies of slavery linger in the lives and actions of their characters, although the narrative strategies through which they render these themes ultimately diverge. Dussere brings considerations of debt and repayment, exchange and accounting, and capital and the market-concepts inseparable from any consideration of race in the construction of the American nation-into dialogue with the work of Faulkner and Morrison to produce an outstanding work of literary and cultural criticism.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Balancing the Books
Accounting for Slavery: The Narrative of the Ledger
Go Down, Moses
The Bluest Eye sula
Grave Marks: The Return of the Unaccounted beloved
Absalom, Absalom!
"You Want My Life?": The Debts of History
Intruder in the Dust
Song of Solomon
Tar Baby
Figures in Blood: Closed Communities and Free Markets paradise
Light in August
Jazz
Bibliography
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