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Silko, Morrison, and Roth: Studies in Survival Naomi R. Rand

Silko, Morrison, and Roth: Studies in Survival

Naomi R. Rand

Published April 1st 1999
ISBN : 9780820439495
Paperback
118 pages
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 About the Book 

Ethnic Americans from African American, Jewish American, and Native American backgrounds who attempt to merge with mainstream America face the very obvious problems of historically entrenched racism and anti-Semitism. Three modern American writers,MoreEthnic Americans from African American, Jewish American, and Native American backgrounds who attempt to merge with mainstream America face the very obvious problems of historically entrenched racism and anti-Semitism. Three modern American writers, Philip Roth, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Toni Morrison, have chosen a form of narrative that balances a longing for inclusion with a deep-seated anger toward the larger white or, in Roths case, gentile social structure. This study of six of Silko, Morrison and Roths longer works focuses on their use of a survival narrative motif as a way of clarifying their ethnic positioning.