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Taste as Emotion: The Synesthetic Body in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth

Taste as Emotion: The Synesthetic Body in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth Jennifer Brandt taste as emo tion The Synesthetic Body in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth “An’ they chased him ’n’ never could catch him ’cause they didn’t know what he looked like, an’ Atticus, when they [T]he novel fi nally saw him . . . he was real nice . . .” simultaneously His hands were under my chin, pulling up the cover, tucking it around me. reminds readers “Most people are, Scout, when you of the bodies fi nally see them.” often rendered —Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird invisible in the My genius from a boy, Has fl uttered like a bird within my heart; history of the But could not thus confi ned her powers employ, South, and those Impatient to depart. —George Moses Horton, that continue “George Moses Horton, Myself ” to be obscured George Moses Horton, the self-described “C when we t ol- alk—and ored Bard of North Carolina,” was born into write—about the slavery in Northampton County, North Carolina at the turn of the nineteenth century. S Denied outh as a body a formal education, Horton taught himself to today. read through the illicit study of cast-off school- books and by listening http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Southern Literary Journal University of North Carolina Press

Taste as Emotion: The Synesthetic Body in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth

The Southern Literary Journal , Volume 49 (1) – Jun 15, 2017

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University of North Carolina Press
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Copyright © 2008 the Southern Literary Journal and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of English.
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Abstract

Jennifer Brandt taste as emo tion The Synesthetic Body in Monique Truong’s Bitter in the Mouth “An’ they chased him ’n’ never could catch him ’cause they didn’t know what he looked like, an’ Atticus, when they [T]he novel fi nally saw him . . . he was real nice . . .” simultaneously His hands were under my chin, pulling up the cover, tucking it around me. reminds readers “Most people are, Scout, when you of the bodies fi nally see them.” often rendered —Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird invisible in the My genius from a boy, Has fl uttered like a bird within my heart; history of the But could not thus confi ned her powers employ, South, and those Impatient to depart. —George Moses Horton, that continue “George Moses Horton, Myself ” to be obscured George Moses Horton, the self-described “C when we t ol- alk—and ored Bard of North Carolina,” was born into write—about the slavery in Northampton County, North Carolina at the turn of the nineteenth century. S Denied outh as a body a formal education, Horton taught himself to today. read through the illicit study of cast-off school- books and by listening

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The Southern Literary JournalUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jun 15, 2017

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