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Bob Dylan Still Being Weird About His Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize for Literature is a big deal! Before Bob Dylan was announced as this year’s Nobel laureate, no American had won the award since Toni Morrison in 1993. The Swedish Academy isn’t exactly quick to honor songwriters, so Dylan’s honor is truly rare. And if you win the award, you get to show […]

What The Literary World Is Saying About Bob Dylan Winning The Nobel

“Though Dylan was long rumored to be a contender for the Nobel, the possibility had attained a kind of mythical, some might say comic, status. And after waiting 23 years for an American to win the literature prize — Toni Morrison was our last one — wouldn’t the Swedes finally recognize DeLillo or Philip Roth […]

Here's Why Bob Dylan Won the Nobel Prize in Literature Today

At the New Republic yesterday, Alex Shepard suggested that this might be the year for Don DeLillo to win the Nobel Prize in Literature: No American has won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 23 years, not since Toni Morrison. And it’sShow More Summary

Here’s some good news: Bob Dylan won a Nobel Prize

He's the first American to win the prize for literature since Toni Morrison  in 1993.

Bob Dylan, Musician, Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature

Though there’d been a lot of buzz in the last few days that this could potentially finally be Don Delillo’s year to win the Nobel Prize in Literature — and to be the first American to win since Toni Morrison in 1993 — but alas, the Nobel Prize in Literature has gone to a very literary […]

Bob Dylan Wins the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

Bob Dylan is the first American to be named the winner of this award since Toni Morrison in 1993.

Nobel Prize in Literature: 1901-Present

The winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, including Toni Morrison, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and John Steinbeck.

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize For Literature

“He is the first American to win since the novelist Toni Morrison, in 1993. The announcement, in Stockholm, came as something of a surprise. Although Mr. Dylan, 75, has been mentioned often as having an outside shot at the prize, his work does not fit into the traditional literary canons of novels, poetry and short […]

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. He joins the likes of Toni Morrison, Gabriel García Márquez, Samuel Beckett, and more. Dylan was awarded the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the...Show More Summary

Is it Don DeLillo’s Year to Win the Nobel Prize?

No American has won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 23 years, not since Toni Morrison. And it’s easy to presume that the game is rigged against the United States: In 2008, Horace Engdahl, then the permanent secretary of the SwedishShow More Summary

The editor fights — about punctuation... !

From a NYT article about the longtime Knopf editor Robert Gottlieb:He and [Toni] Morrison often bicker about commas — he loves them, she uses them sparingly. “I am right and he is wrong,” she said in an email. “He uses commas grammatically. Show More Summary

The Read Along #5: Laura Goode

Jesus Christ, this book is like, Toni Morrison/Susan Sontag good. This book is first viewing of Beyoncé's Lemonade good. This book is Simone Biles good.

Robert Gottlieb: Avid Reader, Reluctant Writer

Mr. Gottlieb has been the editorial midwife to works by writers like Toni Morrison, Joseph Heller and Robert Caro. In his new memoir, he writes about the editing life.

Literary fiction readers understand others' emotions better, study finds

Research by US social scientists found that those who read novels by the likes of Toni Morrison and Harper Lee do better on ‘theory of mind’ tests. Genre fans do not Literary fiction by the likes of Salman Rushdie, Harper Lee and...Show More Summary

3 Things I Learned About Writing: Analyzing Toni Morrison’s BELOVED

1. Use personification to set a tone. “124 was spiteful. Full of a baby’s venom” (3). BELOVED has one of the most famous opening lines in literature. And what does it do? It personifies the house. The post 3 Things I Learned About Writing: Analyzing Toni Morrison’s BELOVED appeared first on

Peter Sellars to Introduce Toni Morrison

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Theater and festival director Peter Sellars will introduce author Toni Morrison at the Edward MacDowell Medal ceremony.

Baton Rouge and a Reservoir of Wrongs

There is a scene in Toni Morrison’s novel “Song of Solomon” in which a character named Guitar explains to the protagonist Milkman that violence inflicted without repercussion is not a matter of morality, but mathematics. The tide of black death at the hands of white people, he reasons, sets the world at an imperfect ratio. He then explains the corrective.

Laila Lalami's Great American Novel: 'Song of Solomon' by Toni Morrison

To ask about The Great American Novel is to invite a debate about every portion of the phrase. Why use the definite article, which suggests that only one book can lay claim to the title? What parameters do we use to define greatness? In this era of global migration, some of which is documented...

Rebecca Carroll's Great American Novel: 'Sula' by Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison once said: “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” Nowhere is this more vividly true than in the pages of “Sula,” Morrison’s 1973 novel about the stunningly Orphic friendship of two black girls growing up in a small Ohio...

Toni Morrison, Sonia Sanchez, Ta-Nehisi Coates Discuss Art And Social Justice

Prolific poet Sonia Sanchez invited two literary greats -- iconic author Toni Morrison and acclaimed journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates -- to have a conversation about art and social justice at the Ambassador Theatre in New York on Wednesday,...Show More Summary

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