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Toni Morrison and the Classical TraditionTransforming American Culture$
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Tessa Roynon

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199698684

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698684.001.0001

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Conclusion: Splitting Open the World

Conclusion: Splitting Open the World

(p.185) Conclusion: Splitting Open the World
Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition

Tessa Roynon

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines a Latin motto in Song of Solomon and the transformed version of Atlas in The Bluest Eye to discuss Morrison's reclamation or reinvention of the classical tradition, and of tradition itself, as transnational and potentially radical processes.

Keywords:   Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Atlas, classical tradition, transnational

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