Toni Morrison: Books, Quotes, Novels, Education, Influences, On Reading, Interview, Writing (2001)


Toni Morrison, was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. Her books: https://www.amazon.com/gp/search?ie=UTF8&tag=tra0c7-20&linkCode=ur2&linkId=72cf442f293aa9c43f5d1803934cd95a&camp=1789&creative=9325&index=books&keywords=toni%20morrison Her full name was Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford; February 18, 1931 – August 5, 2019). Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon (1977) brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1988, Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved (1987); she gained worldwide recognition when she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

Novels:

(1970). The Bluest Eye. https://amzn.to/3tiej6w
(1973). Sula. https://amzn.to/3zLFZTr
(1977). Song of Solomon. https://amzn.to/3h0eNck
(1981). Tar Baby. https://amzn.to/3h0eHBu
(1987). Beloved. https://amzn.to/2WVJDMu
(1992). Jazz. https://amzn.to/38DXdq9
(1997). Paradise. https://amzn.to/3zNYeYr
(2003). Love. https://amzn.to/3BKt8Bw
(2008). A Mercy. https://amzn.to/3jGTQoC
(2012). Home. https://amzn.to/3BKfzSE
(2015). God Help the Child. https://amzn.to/3yIBfg5

Children’s books (with Slade Morrison)

The Big Box (1999). https://amzn.to/3DOfWxC
The Book of Mean People (2002). https://amzn.to/3jIVjKX
Remember: The Journey to School Integration (2004). https://amzn.to/3tkypwH
Who’s Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper?, The Lion or the Mouse?, Poppy or the Snake? (2007). https://amzn.to/3zM1YKf
Peeny Butter Fudge (2009). https://amzn.to/3kOt5hm
Little Cloud and Lady Wind (2010). https://amzn.to/3DRqOKO
Please, Louise (2014). https://amzn.to/2WQTmU2

Non-fiction

Morrison, Toni, Goodness and the Literary Imagination : Harvard Divinity School’s 95th Ingersoll Lecture : With Essays on Morrison’s Moral and Religious Vision. Edited by ; Davíd Carrasco, Stephanie Paulsell, and Mara Willard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2019. https://amzn.to/2WSgwJw
Morrison, Toni (2009). “Foreword”. In Harris, Middleton A.; Levitt, Morris; Furman, Roger; Smith, Ernest (eds.). The Black Book. Random House. https://amzn.to/3jNhDDv
Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (2007). https://amzn.to/2Vf1nl0
Editor and foreword (1992). Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power: Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality. Pantheon Books. https://amzn.to/3DQt7y0
Co-editor (1997), Birth of a Nation’hood: Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O.J. Simpson Case. https://amzn.to/3ttz6UN
Remember: The Journey to School Integration (2004). https://amzn.to/38NXRRH
What Moves at the Margin: Selected Nonfiction, edited by Carolyn C. Denard (2008). https://amzn.to/38GRnUN
Editor (2009), Burn This Book: PEN Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word. https://amzn.to/3jLPs7P
The Origin of Others – The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures; Foreword by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2017). Harvard University Press. https://amzn.to/3tezt5r
The Source of Self-Regard: Essays, Speeches, Meditations (2019). New York: Alfred A. Knopf, https://amzn.to/38EZ4en UK edition published as Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches, Meditations (2019), London: Chatto & Windus, https://amzn.to/3th0aGn

Born and raised in Lorain, Ohio, Morrison graduated from Howard University in 1953 with a B.A. in English. In 1955, she earned a master’s degree in American Literature from Cornell University. In 1957 she returned to Howard University, was married, and had two children before divorcing in 1964. In the late 1960s, she became the first black female editor in fiction at Random House in New York City. In the 1970s and 1980s, she developed her own reputation as an author, and her perhaps most celebrated work, Beloved, was made into a 1998 film. Her works are praised for addressing the harsh consequences of racism in the United States.

In 1996, the National Endowment for the Humanities selected her for the Jefferson Lecture, the U.S. federal government’s highest honor for achievement in the humanities. The very same year, she was honored with the National Book Foundation’s Medal of Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. On May 29, 2012, President Barack Obama presented Morrison with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2016, she received the PEN/Saul Bellow Award for Achievement in American Fiction. In 2020, Morrison was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toni_Morrison


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