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Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford; February 18, 1931) is an American novelist, editor, and professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon and Beloved. She also was commissioned to write the libretto for a new opera, Margaret Garner, first performed in 2005. She won the Nobel Prize in 1993 and in 1987 the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved. On 29 May 2012, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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James Baldwin - Inspiration and Relationships
... James Baldwin was also close friends with Nobel Prize winning novelist Toni Morrison ... Upon his death, Toni Morrison wrote a eulogy to Baldwin in the New York Times ...
Lynne Thigpen - Work - Voice
... in the Big Blue House, as Luna The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison The House of Dies Drear, by Virginia Hamilton Jazz, by Toni Morrison One Better, by Rosalyn McMillan ... Butler Paradise, by Toni Morrison People of the Century, by Time magazine editors Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D ... Taylor Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison Sula, by Toni Morrison Tar Baby, by Toni Morrison Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston The Trials of Nikki Hill, by Christopher Darden and Dick Lochte ...
Love (Toni Morrison Novel)
... Love (2003) is the eighth novel by Toni Morrison ... Written in Morrison's non-linear style, the novel tells of the lives of several women and their relationships to the late Bill Cosey ... Again Morrison used split narrative and jumps back and forth throughout the story, not fully unfolding until the very end ...

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    All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
    Toni Morrison (b. 1931)

    How soon country people forget. When they fall in love with a city it is forever, and it is like forever. As though there never was a time when they didn’t love it. The minute they arrive at the train station or get off the ferry and glimpse the wide streets and the wasteful lamps lighting them, they know they are born for it. There, in a city, they are not so much new as themselves: their stronger, riskier selves.
    —Toni Morrison (b. 1931)

    I know that I will always be expected to have extra insight into black texts—especially texts by black women. A working-class Jewish woman from Brooklyn could become an expert on Shakespeare or Baudelaire, my students seemed to believe, if she mastered the language, the texts, and the critical literature. But they would not grant that a middle-class white man could ever be a trusted authority on Toni Morrison.
    Claire Oberon Garcia, African American scholar and educator. Chronicle of Higher Education, p. B2 (July 27, 1994)