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Missy Dehn Kubitschek

Born: in Effingham, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Missy Kubitschek received her BA from Carleton College and her M. A and Ph. D. from the University of Illinois.

Biography: Ms. Kubitschek is a Professor of English at Indiana University and also serves as Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of English.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Missy Dehn Kubitschek on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Claiming the heritage :
ISBN: 0878054758 OCLC: 22240157

University Press of Mississippi, Jackson : ©1991.

Toni Morrison :
ISBN: 0313302650 OCLC: 51689107

Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. : 1998.

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, Toni Morrison is among our most distinguished contemporary novelists. Morrison describes herself as a "black woman novelist," and all her novels deal with African American characters and communities. Exploring the entire cycle of human life in a spiritual context, her novels are also universal in their depiction of families, especially mothers and their children. This study analyzes in turn each of her novels. It also provides the reader with a complete bibliography of her writings, as well as a list of selected reviews and criticism. The discussion of each novel features sections on plot and character development, narrative structure, thematic issues, and an alternative critical approach from which to read the novel. Written specifically for high school and college students and general readers, this study illuminates and enriches the reading of Morrison's novels.