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Morrison, Toni

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Jazz by Toni Morrison( Book )

176 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 6,685 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 )

96 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 6,607 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 )

145 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 5,580 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
Home by Toni Morrison( Book )

57 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of a Korean war veteran on a quest to save his younger sister"--
Beloved : a novel by Toni Morrison( Book )

137 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 4,049 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 and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling achievement, and the most spellbinding reading experience of the decade. A brutally powerful, mesmerizing story ... read it and tremble. At the center of Toni Morrison's fifth novel, which earned her the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is an almost unspeakable act of horror and heroism: a woman brutally kills her infant daughter rather than allow her to be enslaved. The woman is Sethe, and the novel traces her journey from slavery to freedom during and immediately following the Civil War. Woven into this circular, mesmerizing narrative are the horrible truths of Sethe's past: the incredible cruelties she endured as a slave, and the hardships she suffered in her journey north to freedom. Just as Sethe finds the past too painful to remember, and the future just "a matter of keeping the past at bay," her story is almost too painful to read. Yet Morrison manages to imbue the wreckage of her characters' lives with compassion, humanity, and humor. Part ghost story, part history lesson, part folk tale, Beloved finds beauty in the unbearable, and lets us all see the enduring promise of hope that lies in anyones future
Playing in the dark : whiteness and the literary imagination by Toni Morrison( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and French and held by 3,242 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
Remember : the journey to school integration by Toni Morrison( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,602 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
Early novels and stories : Go tell it on the mountain ; Giovanni's room ; Another country ; Going to meet the man by James Baldwin( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist, essayist, and public intellectual, James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the postwar era, and one of the greatest African-American writers of this century. A self-described "transatlantic commuter" who spent much of his life in France, Baldwin joined a cosmopolitan sophistication to a fierce engagement with social issues. Early Novels and Stories presents the novels and short stories that established Baldwin's reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism and rare verbal eloquence. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), tells the story, rooted in Baldwin's own experience, of a preacher's son coming of age in 1930's Harlem. Giovanni's Room (1956) is a searching, and in its day controversial, treatment of the tragic self-delusions of a young American expatriate at war with his own homosexuality. Another Country (1962), a wide-ranging exploration of America's racial and sexual boundaries, depicts the suicide of a gifted jazz musician and its ripple effect on those who knew him. Going To Meet the Man (1965) collects Baldwin's short fiction, including the masterful "Sonny's Blues," the unforgettable portrait of a jazz musician struggling with drug addiction in which Baldwin came closest to defining his goal as a writer
Race-ing justice, en-gendering power : essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the construction of social reality( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den politiske uro i USA, og efterfølgende diskussion om race, køn og social struktur, som fulgte efter udnævnelsen af højesteretsdommer Clarence Thomas og høringen i forbindelse med anklagerne mod ham for sexchikane
Beloved by Toni Morrison( Recording )

50 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,920 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
The Black book by M. A Harris( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in a deluxe 35th anniversary hardcover edition, The Black book remains a breathtaking testament to the legendary wisdom, strength, and perseverance of Black men and women intent on freedom; features a new foreword and original poem by Toni Morrison
The bluest eye by Toni Morrison( Recording )

31 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,558 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 )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,411 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
Sula by Toni Morrison( Recording )

35 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of Sula is a bond between two women, a friendship whose intensity first sustains, then injures. Sula and Nel--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
Toni Morrison by Mötley Crüe (Musical group)( Visual )

36 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Morrison candidly answers questions regarding how she became a writer, the pain of empathizing with her characters, the sensual nature of her novels, and how it felt to win the Nobel Prize."--container
Beloved by Toni Morrison( Visual )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragilisé par des secrets qui la hantent, Sethe, en quête de liberté, parvient à l'aide d'un vieil ami surgi du passé, à reprendre espoir en la vie
Paradise by Toni Morrison( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in 4 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What moves at the margin : selected nonfiction by Toni Morrison( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Morrison's novels on race and identity have secured her literary reputation, her essays, speeches and reviews offer insights into family, history, other writers and politics. The pieces span from 1971, when Morrison was an editor at Random House, to 2002, the year she won the Nobel Prize, and range from book introductions to thoughts on the nature of writing and reflections on 9/11. In a 1971 New York Times Magazine article, Morrison bluntly observes that black women's response to the nascent feminist movement is distrust. They look at white women and see them as the enemy. Following Toni Cade Bambara's death in 1995, Morrison recalled her friend's writing gift: Bambara is a writer's writer, an editor's writer, a reader's writer... nothing distracts from the sheer satisfaction her story-telling provides. In an address delivered to the American Writers Congress in 1981, Morrison proclaims, [W]e don't need any more writers as solitary heroes. We need a heroic writers' movement. Denard's judicious selections offer insights into the themes that are the rich ground for Morrison's fiction
The world of Toni Morrison : a guide to characters and places in her novels by Gloria G Roberson( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide to Toni Morrison's novels contains more than 800 brief entries, highlighting all of her characters and settings, both major and minor.--[book cover]
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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 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


モリスン, トニ

モリソン, トニ


莫里森 1931-

莫里森, 托尼 1931-

The bluest eyeTar babyBeloved : a novelPlaying in the dark : whiteness and the literary imaginationRemember : the journey to school integrationEarly novels and stories : Go tell it on the mountain ; Giovanni's room ; Another country ; Going to meet the manRace-ing justice, en-gendering power : essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the construction of social realityBeloved