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Morrison, Toni

Overview
Works: 626 works in 3,427 publications in 23 languages and 213,716 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Dictionaries  Film adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Interviewee, Editor, Narrator, Dedicatee, Bibliographic antecedent, Lyricist, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PS3563.O8749, 813.54
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Beloved : a novel by Toni Morrison ( Book )
275 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 12,683 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". Stethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen
The bluest eye by Toni Morrison ( Book )
210 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 10,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove -- a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others -- 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
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison ( Book )
177 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 8,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four generations of black life in America
Sula by Toni Morrison ( Book )
246 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 8,434 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
Jazz by Toni Morrison ( Book )
174 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 6,376 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
Paradise by Toni Morrison ( Book )
85 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 6,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This story set in Ruby, Oklahoma is about an African American community
Tar baby by Toni Morrison ( Book )
149 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 5,853 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 )
60 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,297 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
Love by Toni Morrison ( Book )
62 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,811 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 )
45 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 4,361 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
Playing in the dark : whiteness and the literary imagination by Toni Morrison ( Book )
41 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,387 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
Beloved by Toni Morrison ( Recording )
48 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this ... 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. -Back cover
Beloved by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,844 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 start to happen
The bluest eye by Toni Morrison ( Recording )
27 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eleven-year-old black girl prays for her eyes to turn blue so people will consider her beautiful
Sula by Toni Morrison ( Recording )
31 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,521 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
A mercy [a novel] by Toni Morrison ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,468 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 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of a Korean war veteran on a quest to save his younger sister"--
Love by Toni Morrison ( Recording )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
May, Christine, Heed, Junior, Vida--even L: all women obsessed with Bill Cosey. The wealthy owner of the famous Cosey's Hotel and Resort, he shapes their yearnings for father, husband, lover, guardian, and friend, yearnings that dominate the lives of these women long after his death. Yet while he is either the void in, or the center of, their stories, he himself is driven by secret forces--a troubled past and a spellbinding woman named Celestial
The big box by Toni Morrison ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Because they do not abide by the rules written by the adults around them, three children are judged unable to handle their freedom and forced to live in a box with three locks on the door
Tar baby by Toni Morrison ( Recording )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a tropical island paradise, six people interact with each other in all the tender or hateful ways that human beings are capable of. Rich and poor, black and white, young and old, male and female, each has something to teach the others and each has something to learn
 
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Alternative Names
Molisen, Tuoni 1931-
Morison, Toni
Morisone, Tonija, 1931-
Morrison, Chloe Anthony
Morrison, Chloe Anthony, 1931-
Morrison, Tony, književnica
Morrisonová, Toni.
Mūrīsūn, Tūnī, 1931-
Wofford, Chloe A. 1931-
Wofford , Chloe Anthony
Wofford, Chloe Anthony 1931-
Wofford, Chloe Ardellia 1931-
Wofford, Cloë Anthony
Моррисон, Тони, 1931-
מוריסון, טוני
توني موريسون، 1931-
モリスン, トニ
モリソン, トニ
Languages
English (1,569)
French (84)
Spanish (45)
German (20)
Italian (19)
Danish (14)
Dutch (8)
Finnish (7)
Arabic (4)
Chinese (4)
Swedish (4)
Catalan (3)
Polish (2)
Czech (2)
Greek, Modern (2)
Albanian (1)
Persian (1)
Portuguese (1)
Turkish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Latvian (1)
Norwegian (1)
Slovenian (1)
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