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Morrison, Toni

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Beloved by Toni Morrison( Book )

584 editions published between 1977 and 2022 in 25 languages and held by 13,696 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. 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
The bluest eye by Toni Morrison( Book )

420 editions published between 1970 and 2022 in 20 languages and held by 10,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, an African-American girl in an America whose love for blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, prays for her eyes to turn blue, so that she will be beautiful, people will notice her, and her world will be different. The story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, the tragic heroine of Toni Morrison's haunting first novel, grew out of her memory of a girlhood friend who wanted blue eyes. Shunned by the town's prosperous black families, as well as its white families, Pecola lives with her alcoholic father and embittered, overworked mother in a shabby two-room storefront that reeks of the hopeless destitution that overwhelms their lives. In awe of her clean well-groomed schoolmates, and certain of her own intense ugliness, Pecola tries to make herself disappear as she wishes fervently, desperately for the blue eyes of a white girl. In her afterward to this novel, Morrison writes of the little girl she once knew: "Beauty was not simply something to behold, it was something one could do. The Bluest Eye was my effort to say something about that; to say something about why she had not, or possibly never would have, the experience of what she possessed and also why she prayed for so radical an alteration. Implicit in her desire was racial self-loathing. And twenty-years later I was still wondering about how one learns that. Who told her? Who made her feel that it was better to be a freak that what she was? Who had looked at her and found her so wanting, so small a weight on the beauty scale? The novel pecks away at the gaze that condemned her."
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison( Book )

360 editions published between 1963 and 2022 in 16 languages and held by 9,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family?s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world. From the Trade Paperback edition
Sula / Toni Morrison by Toni Morrison( Book )

385 editions published between 1973 and 2020 in 20 languages and held by 8,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This rich and moving novel traces the lives of two black heroines -- from their growing up together in a small Ohio town, through their sharply divergent paths of womanhood, to their ultimate confrontation and reconciliation. The one, Nel Wright, chooses to stay in the place of her birth, to marry, to raise a family, to become a pillar of the tightly knit black community. The other, Sula Peace, rejects all that Nel has accepted. She escapes to college, submerges herself in city life, and when she returns to her roots, it is as a rebel, a mocker, a wanton sexual seductress. Both women must suffer the consequences of their choices; both must decide if they can afford to harbor the love they have for each other; and both combine to create an unforgettable rendering of what it means and costs to exist and survive as a black woman in America
Paradise by Toni Morrison( Book )

213 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 6,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time.” So begins Toni Morrison's Paradise, which opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its genesis in an all-black small town in rural Oklahoma. In Paradise - her first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature - Toni Morrison gives us a bravura performance. As the book begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby (pop. 360), in defense of "the one all-black town worth the pain," assault the nearby Convent and the women in it. From the town's ancestral origins in 1890 to the fateful day of the assault, Paradise tells the story of a people ever mindful of the relationship between their spectacular history and a void "Out there ... where random and organized evil erupted when and where it chose." Founded by the descendants of freed slaves and survivors in exodus from a hostile world, the patriarchal community of Ruby is built on righteousness, rigidly enforced moral law, and fear. But seventeen miles away, another group of exiles has gathered in a promised land of their own. And it is upon these women in flight from death and despair that nine male citizens of Ruby will lay their pain, their terror, and their murderous rage. In prose that soars with the rhythms, grandeur, and tragic arc of an epic poem, Toni Morrison challenges our most fiercely held beliefs as she weaves folklore and history, memory and myth into an unforgettable meditation on race, religion, gender, and a far-off past that is ever present
Jazz by Toni Morrison( Book )

283 editions published between 1991 and 2021 in 22 languages and held by 6,466 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
Tar baby by Toni Morrison( Book )

219 editions published between 1981 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 5,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison's reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies everything she loathes and desires. As Morrison follows their affair, which plays out from the Caribbean to Manhattan and the deep South, she charts all the nuances of obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women."--Cover
A mercy by Toni Morrison( Book )

110 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 5,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1680s the slave trade in the Americas is still in its infancy. Jacob Vaark is an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh North. Despite his distaste for dealing in "flesh," he takes a small slave girl in part payment for a bad debt from a plantation owner in Catholic Maryland. This is Florens, who can read and write and might be useful on his farm. Rejected by her mother, Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman at her new master's house, and later from the handsome blacksmith, an African, never enslaved, who comes riding into their lives. A Mercy reveals what lies beneath the surface of slavery. But at its heart, like Beloved, it is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother and a daughter--a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment." --Publisher's description
Love by Toni Morrison( Book )

148 editions published between 2003 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 4,935 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 )

89 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 4,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Frank Money joined the army to escape his too-small world, he left behind his cherished and fragile little sister, Cee. After the war, his shattered life has no purpose until he hears that Cee is in danger. Frank is a modern Odysseus returning to a 1950s America mined with lethal pitfalls for an unwary black man. As he journeys to his native Georgia in search of Cee, it becomes clear that their troubles began well before their wartime separation. Together, they return to their rural hometown of Lotus, where buried secrets are unearthed and where Frank learns at last what it means to be a man, what it takes to heal, and-above all-what it means to come home."--Publisher's description
God help the child by Toni Morrison( Book )

109 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 4,479 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."
Playing in the dark : whiteness and the literary imagination by Toni Morrison( Book )

51 editions published between 1990 and 2019 in English and held by 3,553 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 )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,519 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 )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,167 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 gre atest 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 by Toni Morrison( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power, Toni Morrison contributes an introduction and brings together eighteen provocative essays, all but one written especially for this book, by prominent and distinguished academicians--black and white, male and female. These writings powerfully elucidate not only the racial and sexual but also the historical, political, cultural, legal, psychological, and linguistic aspects of a signal and revelatory moment in American history"--Publisher's description
Beloved by Toni Morrison( Recording )

77 editions published between 1987 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,777 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 )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2019 in English and held by 1,657 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 )

48 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pecola Breedlove, a young eleven-year-old black girl, prays everyday for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in. Yet as her dreams grow more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity--Publisher
Home : [a novel] by Toni Morrison( Recording )

42 editions published between 2012 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,277 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
A mercy : a novel by Toni Morrison( Recording )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,207 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
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Chloe Ardelia Wofford

Molisen 1931-2019

Molisen, Tuoni 1931-2019

Morison Tonė

Morison, Toni

Morison, Tony, 1931-2019

Morisone, Tonija, 1931-2019

Morrison, Chloe Anthony.

Morrison, Chloe Anthony 1931-

Morrison, Chloe Anthony, 1931-2019

Morrison, Cloë Anthony

Morrison, Cloë Anthony 1931-2019

Morrison T. 1931-2019

Morrison, Toni

Morrison, Tony

Morrison, Tony, književnica

Morrisonová, T. 1931-2019

Morrisonová, Toni

Morrisonová, Toni, 1931-2019

Mūrīsūn, Tūnī, 1931-2019

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

Toni Morrison American novelist, essayist and academic (1931–2019)

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Toni Morrison usona verkistino

Toni Morrison yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Toni Morrisonová americká spisovateľka

Toni Morrisonová americká spisovatelka, nositelka Nobelovy ceny za literaturu

Tonija Morisone


Tuoni Molisen, 1931-2019

Wofford, C. 1931-2019

Wofford C. A. 1931-2019

Wofford, Chloe A. 1931-2019

Wofford Chloe Anthony

Wofford, Chloe Anthony 1931-2019

Wofford, Chloe Ardelia

Wofford, Chloe Ardelia, 1931-2019

Wofford, Chloe Ardellia 1931-

Wofford, Cloë Anthony 1931-2019

Woftword, Chloe Anthony

Μόρισον, Τόνυ, 1931-2019

Τόνι Μόρρισον


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Моррисон Т. 1931-2019

Моррисон Тони

Моррисон, Тони, 1931-2019.

Тони Морисон

Тони Морисън американска писателка

Тони Моррисон

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Тоні Моррісон американська письменниця, нобелівський лауреат (1993)

Тоні Морысан

Уофорд Х. А. 1931-2019

Уофорд Х. Э. 1931-2019

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טוני מוריסון סופרת אמריקאית

מוריסון, טוני

توني موريسون، 1931-

توني موريسون كاتبة روائية أمريكية

تونی موریسون

تونی موریسون نویسنده آمریکایی

تۆنی مۆریسۆن

موريس، توني، 1931-

موريسون، طوني

ٹونی موریسن

ٹونی موریسن امریکی مصنفہ

टोनी मारिसन

টনি মরিসন মার্কিন লেখিকা

টনি মৰিছন আমেৰিকান ঔপন্যাসিক, সাহিত্যিক, সম্পাদক, শিক্ষক আৰু অধ্যাপক

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모리슨, 토니 1931-2019

토니 모리슨 미국의 작가, 교수

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トニ・モリスン アメリカの作家、編集者

モリスン, トニ

モリソン, トニ


托妮·莫里森, 1931-2019

托妮·莫里森 作家

托妮·莫里森 美國女作家


莫里森 1931-2019

莫里森, 托妮, 1931-2019

莫里森, 托尼 1931-2019

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