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The Resource Goodness and the literary imagination : Harvard Divinity School's 95th Ingersoll Lecture : with essays on Morrison's moral and religious vision, Toni Morrison ; edited by Davíd Carrasco, Stephanie Paulsell, and Mara Willard

Goodness and the literary imagination : Harvard Divinity School's 95th Ingersoll Lecture : with essays on Morrison's moral and religious vision, Toni Morrison ; edited by Davíd Carrasco, Stephanie Paulsell, and Mara Willard

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Goodness and the literary imagination : Harvard Divinity School's 95th Ingersoll Lecture : with essays on Morrison's moral and religious vision
Title
Goodness and the literary imagination
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Harvard Divinity School's 95th Ingersoll Lecture : with essays on Morrison's moral and religious vision
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Toni Morrison ; edited by Davíd Carrasco, Stephanie Paulsell, and Mara Willard
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  • Harvard Divinity School's 95th Ingersoll Lecture : with essays on Morrison's moral and religious vision
  • With essays on Morrison's moral and religious vision
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eng
Summary
"What exactly is goodness? Where is it found in the literary imagination? Toni Morrison, one of American letters' greatest voices, pondered these perplexing questions in her celebrated Ingersoll Lecture, delivered at Harvard University in 2012 and published now for the first time in book form. Perhaps because it is overshadowed by the more easily defined evil, goodness often escapes our attention. Recalling many literary examples, from Ahab to Coetzee's Michael K, Morrison seeks the essence of goodness and ponders its significant place in her writing. She considers the concept in relation to unforgettable characters from her own works of fiction and arrives at conclusions that are both eloquent and edifying. In a lively interview conducted for this book, Morrison further elaborates on her lecture's ideas, discussing goodness not only in literature but in society and history--particularly black history, which has responded to centuries of brutality with profound creativity. Morrison's essay is followed by a series of responses by scholars in the fields of religion, ethics, history, and literature to her thoughts on goodness and evil, mercy and love, racism and self-destruction, language and liberation, together with close examination of literary and theoretical expressions from her works. Each of these contributions, written by a scholar of religion, considers the legacy of slavery and how it continues to shape our memories, our complicities, our outcries, our lives, our communities, our literature, and our faith. In addition, the contributors engage the religious orientation in Morrison's novels so that readers who encounter her many memorable characters such as Sula, Beloved, or Frank Money will learn and appreciate how Morrison's notions of goodness and mercy also reflect her understanding of the sacred and the human spirit"--Publisher's website
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YDX
Dewey number
813/.54
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.O8749
LC item number
Z6535 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1962-
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  • Morrison, Toni
  • Carrasco, Davíd
  • Paulsell, Stephanie
  • Willard, Mara
Series statement
The Ingersoll lecture
Series volume
2012
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  • Morrison, Toni
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Good and evil in literature
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Good and evil
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Goodness and the literary imagination : Harvard Divinity School's 95th Ingersoll Lecture : with essays on Morrison's moral and religious vision, Toni Morrison ; edited by Davíd Carrasco, Stephanie Paulsell, and Mara Willard
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Structures of stone and rings of light : spirited landscapes in Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Tiya Miles
  • II. Putting goodness onstage.
  • Evocations of intimacies : comments on Toni Morrison's Home
  • Charles H. Long
  • Morrison's pietàs as participatory loss and love
  • Mara Willard
  • The ghost of Love and goodness
  • Davíd Carrasco
  • Demons and dominion : possession and dispossession in Toni Morrison's A mercy
  • Introduction: Toni Morrison's religion
  • Matthew Potts
  • III. Giving goodness a voice.
  • Ministry in Paradise
  • Stephanie Paulsell
  • Luminous darkness : Africanist presence and the American soul
  • Jonathan L. Walton
  • Going backstage : Soaphead Church and the (religious) problem of goodness in The bluest eye
  • Biko Mandela Gray
  • Unsung no more : Pilate's mercy! Eulogy in Song of Solomon
  • Gerald "Jay" Williams
  • "Goodness : Altruism and the literary imagination," Ingersoll Lecture 2012
  • Quiet, as it's kept and lovingly disrupted by Baby Suggs, Holy : on the volume of goodness in Beloved
  • Josslyn Luckett
  • Writing goodness and mercy : a 2017 interview with Toni Morrison
  • Toni Morrison
  • I. Significant landscapes and sacred places.
  • Haunted by slavery
  • Walter Johnson
  • Ọmọ Òpìtańdìran, an Africanist griot : Toni Morrison and African epistemology, myths, and literary culture
  • Jacob K. Olupona
Control code
1091584938
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780813943626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091584938
Label
Goodness and the literary imagination : Harvard Divinity School's 95th Ingersoll Lecture : with essays on Morrison's moral and religious vision, Toni Morrison ; edited by Davíd Carrasco, Stephanie Paulsell, and Mara Willard
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Structures of stone and rings of light : spirited landscapes in Toni Morrison's Beloved
  • Tiya Miles
  • II. Putting goodness onstage.
  • Evocations of intimacies : comments on Toni Morrison's Home
  • Charles H. Long
  • Morrison's pietàs as participatory loss and love
  • Mara Willard
  • The ghost of Love and goodness
  • Davíd Carrasco
  • Demons and dominion : possession and dispossession in Toni Morrison's A mercy
  • Introduction: Toni Morrison's religion
  • Matthew Potts
  • III. Giving goodness a voice.
  • Ministry in Paradise
  • Stephanie Paulsell
  • Luminous darkness : Africanist presence and the American soul
  • Jonathan L. Walton
  • Going backstage : Soaphead Church and the (religious) problem of goodness in The bluest eye
  • Biko Mandela Gray
  • Unsung no more : Pilate's mercy! Eulogy in Song of Solomon
  • Gerald "Jay" Williams
  • "Goodness : Altruism and the literary imagination," Ingersoll Lecture 2012
  • Quiet, as it's kept and lovingly disrupted by Baby Suggs, Holy : on the volume of goodness in Beloved
  • Josslyn Luckett
  • Writing goodness and mercy : a 2017 interview with Toni Morrison
  • Toni Morrison
  • I. Significant landscapes and sacred places.
  • Haunted by slavery
  • Walter Johnson
  • Ọmọ Òpìtańdìran, an Africanist griot : Toni Morrison and African epistemology, myths, and literary culture
  • Jacob K. Olupona
Control code
1091584938
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780813943626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091584938

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