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George Eliot, Toni Morrison and the question of difference

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Date Issued:
2000
Summary:
Toni Morrison suggests that there is "an enormous difference in the writing of black and white women." Despite her blanket assertion, however, Morrison's second novel Sula (1973) employs structures, themes, characters, and plot developments similar to George Eliot's in The Mill on the Floss (1860). Though significant differences mark the societies and cultures from which Eliot and Morrison write, numerous similarities between Maggie Tulliver and Sula Peace suggest that the "differences" between black and white female writers do not preclude some shared and corresponding traits.
Title: George Eliot, Toni Morrison and the question of difference.
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Name(s): Klass, Traci Michele.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
McGuirk, Carol, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2000
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 75 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Toni Morrison suggests that there is "an enormous difference in the writing of black and white women." Despite her blanket assertion, however, Morrison's second novel Sula (1973) employs structures, themes, characters, and plot developments similar to George Eliot's in The Mill on the Floss (1860). Though significant differences mark the societies and cultures from which Eliot and Morrison write, numerous similarities between Maggie Tulliver and Sula Peace suggest that the "differences" between black and white female writers do not preclude some shared and corresponding traits.
Identifier: 9780599813779 (isbn), 12686 (digitool), FADT12686 (IID), fau:9568 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2000.
Subject(s): Eliot, George,--1819-1880--Mill on the Floss
Morrison, Toni--Sula
Feminist criticism
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