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The Resource Jazz, Toni Morrison

Jazz, Toni Morrison

Label
Jazz
Title
Jazz
Statement of responsibility
Toni Morrison
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The deep bluesy sadness of this novel wails out of the pages?as expressively as a saxophone," writes Digby Diehl of Toni Morrison's 1993 novel. Set in 1926, at the height of the Harlem renaissance, it follows the lives of the Joe and Violet Vace, who have moved from the South to escape the hardships of segregation. They find a city throbbing with the music that represents both artistic freedom and moral decline. Jazz is story of passion, jealousy, murder and redemption, of sex and spirituality, slavery, and liberation, country and city. It is a novel about rapture and anguish of being male and female and, above all, human. Like the music of its title, it is a dazzling lyric play on elemental themes, as soaring and daring as a Charlie Parker solo, as heartbreaking as the blues
Summary
In Harlem, 1926, Joe Trace, a door-to-door salesman in his fifties, kills his teenage lover. A profound love story which depicts the sights and sounds of Black urban life during the Jazz Age
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1993.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
046252
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Toni
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
980
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS3563.O8749
LC item number
J38 1993
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
980
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Target audience
adult
Label
Jazz, Toni Morrison
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6123875
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780452269651
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92034317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)92034317
Label
Jazz, Toni Morrison
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
6123875
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
229 pages
Isbn
9780452269651
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
92034317
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(DLC)92034317

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