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 WritersDigest.com.
Theater and festival director Peter Sellars will introduce author Toni Morrison at the Edward MacDowell Medal ceremony.
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.
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...
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...
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
“We might not win. And yet we have to commit ourselves to the struggle, because there’s nothing else besides struggle.” Toni Morrison talks about literature and activism with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Sonia Sanchez. The post Writing Is a Dangerous Pursuit appeared first on The Millions.
Toni Morrison, in her essay “The Site of Memory,” writes: All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. Writers are like that: remembering where we were, what valley we ran through,… Continue reading ?
At the top of Ellen Pao's Twitter feed is a quote from the author Toni Morrison, part of which reads "if you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." Pao may no longer hold the same traditionally powerful roles she's held in the past -- either at Silicon Valley venture capital […]
Drinking in secret with Matthew Morrison, Tony Romo and others.
Debate continues over GOP-backed bill aimed at works such as Toni Morrison’s “Beloved.”
Toni Morrison will be presented with her award on August 14; this event will be open to the public.
A Virginia Republican who wanted to let parents opt their children out of assigned reading called the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Beloved “moral sewage,” according to Gawker. Virginia State Senator Richard Black called the book, by celebrated author Toni Morrison, “moral...
When Toni Morrison’s Beloved was published, in 1987, Margaret Atwood, writing in the New York Times Book Review called it a “triumph.” She wrote of the novel, which has come to be considered one of the most important of the contemporary...Show More Summary
Don’t ban these books, they’re part of the solution | Opinion By Tom Deignan Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is currently deciding whether Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison is a pornographer. Last month, both houses of the Virginia Legislature passed a bill requiring schools to warn...
Did you know that Toni Morrison's writings have been influential for Junot Diaz?
Easy as it is to distance ourselves from strangers, the more human thing to do is take a risk and approach. With caution.
Nobel prize-winning author Toni Morrison has been awarded the 2016 $25,000 PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction. She adds the award to her 1988 Pulitzer Prize ( for Beloved), Presidential Medal of Freedom (2012), Nobel Prize in Literature (1993) and many other honors. Show More Summary
Ms. Morrison's prize comes with a $25,000 award.
PEN America has revealed the winners for its 2016 PEN Literary Awards.