When Toni Morrison’s seventh novel, Paradise, was published in 1998, this writer was already among the most esteemed novelists in the United States, having by then received the Nobel Prize for literature as well as many other major literary awards. In Paradise, which some scholars posit is the third novel in Morrison’s series on love (her working title for the novel was “War”), she presents an imaginative recreation of historical events during the late Reconstruction era and the turn of the century post-Reconstruction era in the United States. In this book, Morrison, as is the case with her earlier novels in this presumptive series (Jazz and Beloved), continues her archaeological excavation …
Jimoh, A Yemisi. "Paradise". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 September 2003; last revised 20 March 2012.
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