Department   Hiroshima shudo University  The Faculty of Humanities and Human Sciences
   Position   Associate Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2016/10
Type Other works
Peer Review With peer review
Title Narrative and Traumatic Memory in Toni Morrison’s Home: Hope for Regaining Home through Retelling
Contribution Type Single-Authored Publication
Journal TypeJapan
Volume, Issue, Pages 27-40頁
Number of pages 13
Details Toni Morrison's Home consists of two narratives which complement and retell each other, one by an omniscient narrator, the other Frank’s first-person narration. These two narrators interact. Frank even argues with the omniscient narrator, whom he calls “you.” Through the process of retelling, the story reveals what Frank’s fragmented and disoriented memories have failed to grasp. In this paper, I try to analyze the agency of this retelling.