Premium Content Inscribing Beloved: The Importance of Writing in Morrison's Novel
By Anonymous - January 01, 2004
In an essay entitled "Writing, Race, and the Difference it Makes," Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discusses the way in which over the course of history, a binary has existed between whiteness and writing, blackness and silence. Summarizing this tradition, he writes, "Human beings wrote books. Beautiful books were reflections of sublime genius. Sublime…
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