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The essays gathered the following, written via prime critics of Toni Morrison's paintings, exemplify the clean theoretical and cultural views which were delivered to endure on African-American texts as a rule and on tune of Solomon particularly. They demonstrate the complexities of a deceptively effortless novel and spark renewed curiosity during this pivotal textual content by means of the most talented authors this country has produced.

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