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Jazz by Toni Morrison
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Apr 27, 11

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Oh Jazz, why do I love thee so? Let me count the ways. 1) Your beautiful, uncertain narrator 2) You tackle African American oppression without being too didactic 3) The fantasy interlude of Golden Gray 4) The setting of 1920s Harlem: fashion, music, tension 5) Your call-and-response style of jazz music 6) Skinny Violent Violet 7) Dorcas's death scene 8)"Say make me, remake me. You are free to do it and I am free to let you because look, look. Look where your hands are. Now." 9) Haunting, melancholic, sweeping city imagery than cuts behind the bone 10) Love, violence, men, women, death - resonate.

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