An incisive and thought-provoking collection of essays on a defining American experience, curated by the Nobel-prize winning author of Beloved.
Toni Morrison contributes an introduction and brings together thirteen essays, all written especially for this book, by distinguished academics - black and white, male and female - on one of the grimmest and most revealing moments of American history: the O J Simpson case.
Together these keen analyses of a defining American moment cast a chilling gaze on the script and spectacle of the insidious tensions that rend American society, even as they ponder the proper historical, cultural, political, legal, psychological, and linguistic ramifications of the affair.
Cool, sobering and often bizarre
The 'GAN' is a concept near impossible to define, and even harder to write. But that's not to say some brave writers haven't tried to 'paint the American soul'.
The author of Beloved has died aged 88. Here her publishers in the UK and America pay tribute to one of the greatest writers of her generation.
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