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Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is the author of several novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major film), and Love. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize. She is the Robert F. Goheen Professor at... show more


Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is the author of several novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major film), and Love. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize. She is the Robert F. Goheen Professor at Princeton University.

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Birth date: 1931-02-18
Died: 2019-08-05
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Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it 2 months ago
I read the Vintage edition that included an afterword where Morrison discusses the problems she sees in her first novel, and while I enjoyed Beloved and Song of Solomon more, this book in spite of Morrison's complaints is an amazing debut. We can see in the text the seeds of the author's immense t...
Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it 4 months ago
Wow. Just wow. This was...haunting is the best I can come up with.
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 4 months ago
I don't really know what to say about this book, literature-wise. What I know is that it touched me. I left a comment over halfway through, about crying to the beat of the lifting bits, and negative spaces, and I don't know if I'm capable of doing it more justice. There was a lot that kept crashin...
Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it 8 months ago
to raise a child or banish a ghost. The end of the novel, the sense of strength, hope, community and forgiveness, repays the reader for the trauma endured and a story powerful enough to make tears flow like rivers. There are some truly incredible lines. The language Morrison uses is evocative an...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 8 months ago
I might right a more formal review later, but for now - you can see why he was such a great writer. I love that he embraces Sci-Fi as well as the short stories that are interviews with animals. The poetry is good too. Toni Morrison's intro is her standard brilliance.
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