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Morrison, Toni

Summary: America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging. What is race and why does it matter? What motivates the human tendency to construct Others? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? Drawing on her Norton Lectures, Toni Morrison...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard University Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808.3 MOR

Morrison, Toni

Summary: "This inspirational book juxtaposes quotations, one to a page, drawn from Toni Morrison's entire body of work, both fiction and nonfiction--from The Bluest Eye to God Help the Child, from Playing in the Dark to The Source of Self-Regard--to tell a story of self-actualization. It aims to evoke the totality of Toni Morrison's literary vision. Its sequence of flashes of revelation--remarkable for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 MOR

Battle, Kathleen.

Contents: Honey and rue / Andre Previn ; text by Toni Morrison (26:00) -- Knoxville, summer of 1915 / Samuel Barber ; text by James Agee (14:54) -- Porgy and Bess. I loves you, Porgy (2:17) ; Summertime (2:40) / George Gershwin ; lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin.

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Deutsche Grammophon 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD CLASSICAL BAT

Weinstein, Arnold L.

Summary: "Great art discovers for us who we are," writes literature professor and critic Weinstein in this book about how we can better uncover and understand our own stories by reading five major modern writers who "reinvent the novel by exploding our sense of what we are." He invites us to discover our perceptions, our dreams, our own elusive, deepest stories in these masterpieces of modernist...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823 WEI

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of the acclaimed novelist. From her childhood in the steel town of Lorain, Ohio to '70s-era book tours with Muhammad Ali, from the front lines with Angela Davis to her own riverfront writing room, Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers, critics, and colleagues on an exploration of race, America, history and the human condition as...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TON

Bennett, Juda

Summary: "What is a book club but an excuse to talk to friends? The Toni Morrison Book Club brings that experience to life by telling the story of four friends who turn to Toni Morrison as they search for meaning in their lives. In this startling group memoir, thewriters--black and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American born--allow Morrison's words, like music, to make them feel, confess, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Wisconsin Press 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 374 BEN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 734 BEN

Summary: This program introduces one of the greatest contemporary American authors: winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature, "a literary Moses stripping away the idols of whiteness and blackness that have prevented blacks from knowing themselves. Readings from Beloved and Jazz show how she returns to the pain of slavery and segregation to restore wholeness to the black psyche. "The past," Morrison...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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