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Possibly the main defining attribute of yankee literature composed after global warfare II is the rejection of traditional shape and constitution with its more and more uninhibited and experimental sort. Embracing works from formerly marginalized teams like African americans and girls and ushering in new genres, modern American literature has steadily started to reflect the yank inhabitants in range and flexibility. during this quantity, readers are invited to imagine seriously in regards to the social concerns and ideas which are as a lot part of sleek American lifestyles as they're of recent American literature
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Then it was applied to the works of the novelists Nathanael West, Vladimir Nabokov, and Joseph Heller. The latter’s Catch-22 (1961) is a notable example, in which Captain Yossarian battles the horrors of air warfare over the Mediterranean during World War II with hilarious irrationalities matching the stupidities of the military system. Other novelists who worked in the same vein included Kurt Vonnegut, particularly in Slaughterhouse-Five (1969), and Thomas Pynchon, in V (1963) and Gravity’s Rainbow (1973).
Morrison’s second work, it examines (among other issues) the dynamics of friendship and the expectations for conformity within the community. Song of Solomon (1977) is told by a male narrator in search of his identity, and its publication brought Morrison to national attention. Tar Baby (1981), set on a Caribbean island, explores conflicts of race, class, and sex. The critically acclaimed Beloved (1987), which won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is based on the true story of a runaway slave who, at the point of recapture, kills her infant daughter to spare her a life of slavery.
Aimed at children, it uses archival photographs juxtaposed with captions speculating on the thoughts of their subjects. She also wrote the libretto for 62 7 Novels and Short Stories from 1945 7 Margaret Garner (2005), an opera about the same story that inspired Beloved. The central theme of Morrison’s novels is the black American experience. In an unjust society, her characters struggle to find themselves and their cultural identity. Her use of fantasy, her sinuous poetic style, and her rich interweaving of the mythic gave her stories great strength and texture.