As with Song of Solomon
, we see the corrupting influence of money on a black patriarch and how money encourages dissension within a family.
Like Milkman Dead in Song of Solomon
, many of Morrison's characters often feel that their bodies lack "coherence, a coming together of the features into a total self.
Morrison once described Song of Solomon
as "my own giggle (in Afro-American terms) of the proto-myth of the journey to manhood" ("Unspeakable" 29), so she freely admits that this novel deliberately alters the idea of the masculine quest, a theme Faulkner held sacrosanct.
From the second text, the Song of Solomon
, I would first like to call attention to 1:2-3 and 4:10: "fragrantia unguentis optimis, / Oleum effusum nomen tuum .
If the critical focus shifts emphasis from the intrapsychic to the interpersonal or social dynamic, we discover that Song of Solomon
is a portrait of enmeshment - the suffocating bond parents occasionally create with their children that Morrison calls "anaconda love" (137).
After all, the Song of Solomon
reads like a grocery list.
Gertrude of Helfta and the Song of Solomon
and great numbers of important and exciting resources are found in Silent Voices, Sacred Lives: Women's Readings for the Liturgical Year (Paulist, 464 pages, $22.
Among the titles to be released this fall are Cliffs Notes on the popular contemporary novels The Giver by Lois Lowry and Song of Solomon
by Toni Morrison, and three new compilations of Shakespeare's works: Comedies, Tragedies and Histories.
From the best-selling book of all time, the racy Song of Solomon
has inspired a new movie THE SONG opening nationwide this Friday.
Internationally celebrated Nobel laureate Toni Morrison has written nine previous novels, including the Pulitzer Prize- winning Beloved (1987) and Song of Solomon
(1977), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
The movement and text piece is based on Song of Solomon
from the King James Bible.
He discusses aspects of shared humanity, such as the search for identity, rites of passage, quests, heroes and anti-heroes, women's roles, loss, dreams, morality, and love, in Cyrano de Bergerac, The Stranger, A Lesson Before Dying, The Odyssey, Heart of Darkness, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Siddhartha, Medea, Song of Solomon
, The Canterbury Tales, Beowulf, Hamlet, A Doll's House, Pride and Prejudice, Of Mice and Men, The Piano Lesson, The Kite Runner, Death of a Salesman, Wuthering Heights, The Iliad, and others.