search for books and compare prices
cover image
Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
Price
Store
Arrives
Preparing
Shipping
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover | Paperback | Prebinding
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date August 1, 1993
Pages 91
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679745426
ISBN-10 0679745424
Dimensions 0.25 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $13.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A study guide for mathematics, suitable for both the SAT taker and math-deficient individuals of all ages, provides a review of basic math concepts. Original. 50,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Nobel Prize-winning author now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race.

Toni Morrison's brilliant discussions of the "Africanist" presence in the fiction of Poe, Melville, Cather, and Hemingway leads to a dramatic reappraisal of the essential characteristics of our literary tradition. She shows how much the themes of freedom and individualism, manhood and innocence, depended on the existence of a black population that was manifestly unfree--and that came to serve white authors as embodiments of their own fears and desires.

Written with the artistic vision that has earned Toni Morrison a pre-eminent place in modern letters, Playing in the Dark will be avidly read by Morrison admirers as well as by students, critics, and scholars of American literature.

"By going for the American literary jugular...she places her arguments...at the very heart of contemporary public conversation about what it is to be authentically and originally American. [She] boldly...reimagines and remaps the possibility of America."
--Chicago Tribune

"Toni Morrison is the closest thing the country has to a national writer."
The New York Times Book Review

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780674673779
 
from Harvard Univ Pr (May 1, 1992)
9780674673779 | details & prices | 91 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $29.00
About: Examines the effect of a racially divided society on ninteenth century American writings, and discusses works by Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain
Paperback
Book cover for 9780679745426
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (August 1, 1993)
9780679745426 | details & prices | 91 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Examines the effect of a racially divided society on nineteenth century American writings, and discusses works by Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain
Prebinding
from Turtleback Books (July 1, 1993)
9781417718870 | details & prices | List price $22.15
About: Examines the effect of a racially divided society on nineteenth century American writings, and discusses works by Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and Twain

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. isbn.nu is not a bookseller, just an information source.