Results for - Nobel Laureate And 'Beloved' Novelist Toni Morrison Dies
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1. Literature in general -- and especially as the voice of the African American experience -- is a lot richer because of Toni Morrison. The acclaimed author died today, August 6, after a short illness, at the age of 88. Winner of both the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize, she wrote 11 novels, nine non-fiction works, five children's books, two short stories, and two plays throughout her 88 years of life. And the latest in her repertoire is The Source of Self-Regard, a collection of poignant personal essays, speeches, and meditations. She left behind her legacy of works, which many consider to be an indelible mark on our culture. Few American authors wrote with more humanity or with more love for language than Toni. Have you read any of these Toni Morrison works?
The Bluest Eye
Song Of Solomon
God Help The Child
Playing In The Dark
The Source Of Self-Regard
The Origin Of Others
What Moves At The Margin
Remember: The Journey To School Integration
None of them
Not familiar with her
2. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the novel "Beloved" is arguably her most well-known. It tells the story of Sethe, a former slave who escaped to Ohio in the 1870s. But despite her freedom, she finds herself haunted by the trauma of her past. In 1998, Oprah starred in the film adaptation. While not everyone agrees that this novel is a true representation of African-American experience and history, most do agree with the idea that writing acts as a means of healing or recovery. Do you think that healing can be accomplished through literature?
Interesting concept, but not sure if it's enough
In some cases, yes
3. What most seem to agree with, is that few had a way with words like Toni Morrison. Whether you have read her works or not, which of these quotes of hers do you like?
"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives."
"If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it."
"If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."
"Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another."
"Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love, I rose in it."
"At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. You don't need to photograph, paint, or even remember it. It is enough."
"You can't own a human being. You can't lose what you don't own. Suppose you did own him. Could you really love somebody who was absolutely nobody without you? You really want somebody like that? Somebody who falls apart when you walk out the door? You don't, do you? And neither does he. You're turning over your whole life to him. Your whole life, girl. And if it means so little to you that you can just give it away, hand it to him, then why should it mean any more to him? He can't value you more than you value yourself."
"Anger ... it's a paralyzing emotion ... you can't get anything done. People sort of think it's an interesting, passionate, and igniting feeling—I don't think it's any of that—it's helpless ... it's absence of control—and I need all of my skills, all of the control, all of my powers ... and anger doesn't provide any of that—I have no use for it whatsoever."
"The function of freedom is to free someone else."
"As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think."
I like them all
4. I am not black, but I can say without a doubt, that reading "Beloved" back in 1987 opened my eyes to what the black slaves went through, and instilled in me my passion for human rights and standing up for stopping discrimination of all kinds. I know many of you will say it was the Bible, if I know this forum, but has there been one book that you can credit for changing your life?
I don't read
There have been several
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