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Morrison, Toni

Overview
Works: 1,535 works in 3,915 publications in 33 languages and 185,431 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Drama  Miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Librettist, Performer, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Creator, Contributor, Composer
Classifications: PS3563.O8749, 813.54
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Sula by Toni Morrison( Book )

212 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 8,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two African American women, Sula and Nel, were life-long friends who grew up in a small, poor Ohio town until Sula left for the big city and returned years later to find that she and Nel are worlds apart
Paradise by Toni Morrison( Book )

122 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 16 languages and held by 6,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story set in Ruby, Oklahoma is about an African American community
Jazz by Toni Morrison( Book )

161 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 6,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Harlem, 1926, Joe Trace, a door-to-door salemsan in his fifties, kills his teenage lover. At the funeral, his wife Violet slashes the dead girl's face and then desperately searches to find why Joe was unfaithful. The profound love story is immersed in the sights and sounds of Black urban life during the Jazz Age
The bluest eye by Toni Morrison( Book )

92 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 5,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove -- a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others -- who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment
Tar baby by Toni Morrison( Book )

150 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 1978 National Book Critic's Circle Award for fiction. "Beautiful and satisfying ... an unusually wise and large-spirited book ... consistently picturesque, charged with startling images".--Baltimore Sun
A mercy by Toni Morrison( Book )

66 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 5,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith, in a novel set in late seventeenth-century America
Love by Toni Morrison( Book )

93 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 4,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epitome of a group of women's ideals about love, fatherhood, and friendship, wealthy hotel owner Bill Cosey finds his life compromised by his troubled past and his feelings about a spellbinding woman named Celestial
Home by Toni Morrison( Book )

57 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the story of a Korean war veteran on a quest to save his younger sister. Frank Money is an angry, broken veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars. He is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from that he's hated all his life
Beloved : a novel by Toni Morrison( Book )

131 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 4,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement. After the Civil War ends, Sethe longingly recalls the two-year-old daughter whom she killed when threatened with recapture after escaping from slavery 18 years before
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison( Book )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 3,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel takes readers into a magical and richly peopled world which encompasses four generations of African American life
Playing in the dark : whiteness and the literary imagination by Toni Morrison( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 3,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison brings the genius of a master writer to this personal inquiry into the significance of African-Americans in the American literary imagination. Her goal, she states at the outset, is to "put forth an argument for extending the study of American literature ... draw a map, so to speak, of a critical geography and use that map to open as much space for discovery, intellectual adventure, and close exploration as did the original charting of the New World--without the mandate for conquest." Author of Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and other vivid portrayals of black American experience, Morrison ponders the effect that living in a historically racialized society has had on American writing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She argues that race has become a metaphor, a way of referring to forces, events, and forms of social decay, economic division, and human panic. Her compelling point is that the central characteristics of American literature--individualism, masculinity, the insistence upon innocence coupled to an obsession with figurations of death and hell--are responses to a dark and abiding Africanist presence. Through her investigation of black characters, narrative strategies, and idiom in the fiction of white American writers, Morrison provides a daring perspective that is sure to alter conventional notions about American literature. She considers Willa Cather and the impact of race on concept and plot; turns to Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville to examine the black force that figures so significantly in the literature of early America; and discusses the implications of the Africanist presence at the heart of Huckleberry Finn. A final chapter on Ernest Hemingway is a brilliant exposition of the racial subtext that glimmers beneath the surface plots of his fiction. Written with the artistic vision that has earned her a preeminent place in modern letters, Playing in the Dark will be avidly read by Morrison admirers as well as by students, critics, and scholars of American literature
God help the child by Toni Morrison( Book )

42 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 3,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride's mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."
Remember : the journey to school integration by Toni Morrison( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toni Morrison has collected a treasure chest of archival photographs that depict the historical events surrounding school desegregation. These unforgettable images serve as the inspiration for Ms. Morrison"s text--a fictional account of the dialogue and emotions of the children who lived during the era of "separate but equal" schooling. Remember is a unique pictorial and narrative journey that introduces children to a watershed period in American history and its relevance to us today. Remember will be published on the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision ending legal school segregation, handed down on May 17, 1954
The Black book by M. A Harris( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Copiously illustrated scrap-book on folk culture of Black people from early days of slavery through the present. Includes photographs, illustrations, advertisements, plans, form documents, sheet music, and more all printed in facsimile
The bluest eye by Toni Morrison( Recording )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bluest Eye is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, a black girl in an America whose love for its blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment
A mercy [a novel] by Toni Morrison( Recording )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith
Home [a novel] by Toni Morrison( Recording )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home and himself in it, may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from, which he's hated all his life
Sula by Toni Morrison( Recording )

35 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of Sula is a bond between to women, a friendship whose intensity first sustains, then injuries. Sula and Nel are both black, both smart, and both poor. Through their girlhood years, they share everything. All this changes when Sula gets out of the Bottom, the hilltop neighborhood where there hides a fierce resentment at the invisible line that cannot be overstepped
Beloved by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe & Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen
The big box by Toni Morrison( Book )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billedbog om tre børn som mister deres frihed, fordi de ikke vil rette sig efter de voksnes mange, strenge regler. De bliver tvunget til at leve i en stor brun kasse med tre låse på døren
 
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Alternative Names
Molisen 1931-

Molisen, Tuoni 1931-

Morison, Toni

Morisone, Tonija, 1931-

Morrison, Chloe Anthony

Morrison, Chloe Anthony, 1931-

Morrison, Cloë Anthony

Morrison T. 1931-

Morrison Toni

Morrison, Tony, književnica

Morrisonova T. 1931-

Morrisonová, Toni.

Mūrīsūn, Tūnī, 1931-

Toni Morisone

Toni Morrison Amerikaans schrijfster

Toni Morrison Amerikana a nobelista, editor, ken propesor

Toni Morrison amerikansk författare

Toni Morrison amerikansk skribent

Toni Morrison ameriška pisateljica

Toni Morrison amerykańska powieściopisarka i eseistka, noblistka

Toni Morrison beloved

Toni Morrison écrivain américaine

Toni Morrison scrittrice statunitense

Toni Morrison US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Literaturnobelpreisträgerin

Toni Morrison yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Toni Morrisonová

Wofford C. A. 1931-

Wofford, Chloe A. 1931-

Wofford , Chloe Anthony

Wofford, Chloe Anthony 1931-

Wofford, Chloe Ardellia 1931-

Wofford, Cloë Anthony

Τόνι Μόρρισον

Моррисон

Моррисон Т. 1931-

Моррисон, Тони, 1931-

Тони Морисон

Тони Морисън

Тони Моррисон

Тоні Моррісон

Тоні Морысан

Թոնի Մորիսոն

טוני מוריסון

מוריסון, טוני

توني موريسون

توني موريسون، 1931-

تونی موریسون نویسنده آمریکایی

تۆنی مۆریسۆن

موريس، توني، 1931-

ٹونی موریسن

टोनी मारिसन

টনি মরিসন

ਟੋਨੀ ਮੋਰੀਸਨ

டோனி மாரிசன்

ടോണി മോറിസൺ

ტონი მორისონი

모리슨, 토니 1931-

토니 모리슨

ቶኒ ሞሪሰን

トニ・モリスン

モリスン, トニ

モリソン, トニ

托妮·莫里森

莫里森 1931-

莫里森, 托尼 1931-

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