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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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Lynne Thigpen - Work - Voice
... Gaines Bear 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... In the eulogy titled, "Life in His Language", Toni Morrison credits James Baldwin as being her literary inspiration, and the person who showed her the true ...

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    An innocent man is a sin before God. Inhuman and therefore untrustworthy. No man should live without absorbing the sins of his kind, the foul air of his innocence, even if it did wilt rows of angel trumpets and cause them to fall from their vines.
    Toni Morrison (b. 1931)

    I remember a very important lesson that my father gave me when I was twelve or thirteen. He said, “You know, today I welded a perfect seam and I signed my name to it.” And I said, “But, Daddy, no one’s going to see it!” And he said, “Yeah, but I know it’s there.” So when I was working in kitchens, I did good work.
    —Toni Morrison (b. 1931)