The Story of Ja: Toni Morrison's Dialogic Imagination
Since its publication in 1992, Jazz, probably Toni Morrison's most difficult novel to date, has illicited a wide array of critical response. Many of these analyses, while both thoughtful and thought-provoking, have provided only partial or inherently inconclusive interpretations. The title, and certain of the author's own pronouncements, have led other critics to focus on...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published September 1st 2001 by Lit Verlag
(first published January 5th 2001)
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This is a book about a book, so it can only be so great. However, it pointed me in the direction of Bahktin, Nag Hammadi (particularly 'Thunder/Perfect Mind'), and explained other important currents in my favorite novel that I had overlooked. I read this during jury duty.