Study Guide

Jazz Allusions

By Toni Morrison

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Literary and Philosophical References

  • You don't hear the name Dorcas all that often. Dorcas is a biblical figure who made clothing for the poor as a form of charity. Considering how often Dorcas changes her clothes, we think he name warrants a shout-out. Importantly, she is also raised from the dead. And while our Dorcas here stays good and dead, her memory keeps her pretty alive throughout Jazz's pages.

Historical References

Pop Culture References

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