Features of Aestheticism in Terry McMillan’s Mama: A Cultural Analysis

R. Jinu and Chitra Soman

Cultural Aestheticism is anthropologically oriented having its imprinted meanings in the conceptualization of Beauty, Harmony, Form and Quality. The judgments of the literatures is often characterized by politics and ideologies often forgets its literary veins. Afro American writers have been critically approached in these pattern fails to digest their Aesthetic appetite. Contemporary writers like Terry McMillan follow aesthetic approach of their predecessors while refreshing new aesthetic dimensions to innovate a fresh culturally political approach. McMillan novels are aesthetically bold and politically subtle because her themes are drawn from Blues aesthetic and Black feminist aesthetic This paper attempts to analyses the aesthetic tools used in McMillan works and how it is in sync and out of sync with Afro American oral tradition and political approach. The summary of paper is the aesthetic approach of Terry McMillan in her fictional works and its critical prominence in her fiction Mama within its literary context not in comparison with other literary productions.

Volume 11 | 11-Special Issue

Pages: 804-807

DOI: 10.5373/JARDCS/V11SP11/20193099