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Toni Morrison

The most recent thing was a response paper to Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.
John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  Nobel and Pulitzer prize winning U.S. author known for her richly detailed black characters (b. 1931)
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Strongly Associated with:   Beloved (the novel)
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  • The most recent thing was a response paper to Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Toni Morrison — Beloved Sixty million and more I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
    Toni Morrison  --  Beloved
  • In Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987), four white men ride up to the house in Ohio where the escaped slave Sethe has been living with her small children.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • In the heavily Afrocentric curriculum of the D.C. public schools, he can always apply some personal experience to a passage from Toni Morrison or Maya Angelou.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen

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  • She volunteered chopping vegetables at the homeless shelter for soup night every Thursday, had been skydiving twice, and was famous in our high school for staging a sit-in to protest the firing of a popular English teacher for assigning "questionable reading material"-Toni Morrison’s Beloved.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • Let’s go back to Toni Morrison for a moment.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • In Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison gives her poor jilted lover, Hagar, an encounter with cleansing rain.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Toni Morrison.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • In Song of Solomon (1977), Toni Morrison’s main family chooses names by allowing the family Bible to fall open, then pointing without looking at the text; whatever proper noun the finger points to, there’s the name.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Later, when that murdered child, the title character of Toni Morrison’s Beloved, makes her ghostly return, she’s more than simply the child lost to violence, sacrificed to the revulsion of the escaped slave toward her former state.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor

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  • Toni Morrison has spoken of the myth of the flying Africans.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • In the wonderful Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison has Milkman Dead get wet three times.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • When Toni Morrison introduces human flight into Song of Solomon, many readers, white readers especially, take her to be referring to Icarus, whereas what she really has in mind, she has said, is the mythof the flying Africans, a story that matters to her community, her tribe.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • In Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon, Milkman Dead grows up without ever learning who he really is until he leaves his Michigan home and travels back to the family home country in eastern Pennsylvania and Virginia.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Consider the ways Toni Morrison marks her characters.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • In this category we get the grimy London of Dickens’s late work, the fabulous postmodern novels of Gabriel Garcia Mirquez and Toni Morrison, the plays of Henrik Ibsen and George Bernard Shaw, Seamus Heaney’s poetry of the Northern Irish Troubles, and the feminist struggles with the poetic tradition of Eavan Boland and Adrienne Rich and Audre Lord.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Toni Morrison [7] , Alice Walker [9] , Maya Angelou [9] , Kurt Vonnegut Jr. [7] , Norman Mailer [8] , Alice Walker [9] , Maya Angelou [9] , Philip Roth [9] , William S. Burroughs [9]
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