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Morrison, Toni

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Works: 1,641 works in 4,383 publications in 27 languages and 194,090 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Romance fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Bildungsromans  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Librettist, Performer, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, Lyricist, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Composer
Classifications: PS3563.O8749, 813.54
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The bluest eye by Toni Morrison( Book )
241 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 9,848 libraries worldwide
Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove -- a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others -- prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison( Book )
204 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 8,619 libraries worldwide
Four generations of black life in America
Sula by Toni Morrison( Book )
128 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 6,492 libraries worldwide
Two African American women, Sula and Nel, were life-long friends who grew up in a small, poor Ohio town until Sula left for the big city and returned years later to find that she and Nel are worlds apart
Paradise by Toni Morrison( Book )
105 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 6,213 libraries worldwide
This story set in Ruby, Oklahoma is about an African American community
Tar baby by Toni Morrison( Book )
143 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 5,555 libraries worldwide
Winner of the 1978 National Book Critic's Circle Award for fiction. "Beautiful and satisfying ... an unusually wise and large-spirited book ... consistently picturesque, charged with startling images".--Baltimore Sun
Love by Toni Morrison( Book )
100 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 4,691 libraries worldwide
The epitome of a group of women's ideals about love, fatherhood, and friendship, wealthy hotel owner Bill Cosey finds his life compromised by his troubled past and his feelings about a spellbinding woman named Celestial
Home by Toni Morrison( Book )
57 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,257 libraries worldwide
"The story of a Korean war veteran on a quest to save his younger sister"--
Beloved : a novel by Toni Morrison( Book )
148 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 4,121 libraries worldwide
Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement. After the Civil War ends, Sethe longingly recalls the two-year-old daughter whom she killed when threatened with recapture after escaping from slavery 18 years before
A mercy by Toni Morrison( Book )
33 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,751 libraries worldwide
In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith
God help the child by Toni Morrison( Book )
50 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and French and held by 3,432 libraries worldwide
A tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride's mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."
Playing in the dark : whiteness and the literary imagination by Toni Morrison( Book )
30 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 3,258 libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison brings the genius of a master writer to this personal inquiry into the significance of African-Americans in the American literary imagination. Her goal, she states at the outset, is to "put forth an argument for extending the study of American literature ... draw a map, so to speak, of a critical geography and use that map to open as much space for discovery, intellectual adventure, and close exploration as did the original charting of the New World--without the mandate for conquest." Author of Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and other vivid portrayals of black American experience, Morrison ponders the effect that living in a historically racialized society has had on American writing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She argues that race has become a metaphor, a way of referring to forces, events, and forms of social decay, economic division, and human panic. Her compelling point is that the central characteristics of American literature--individualism, masculinity, the insistence upon innocence coupled to an obsession with figurations of death and hell--are responses to a dark and abiding Africanist presence. Through her investigation of black characters, narrative strategies, and idiom in the fiction of white American writers, Morrison provides a daring perspective that is sure to alter conventional notions about American literature. She considers Willa Cather and the impact of race on concept and plot; turns to Poe, Hawthorne, and Melville to examine the black force that figures so significantly in the literature of early America; and discusses the implications of the Africanist presence at the heart of Huckleberry Finn. A final chapter on Ernest Hemingway is a brilliant exposition of the racial subtext that glimmers beneath the surface plots of his fiction. Written with the artistic vision that has earned her a preeminent place in modern letters, Playing in the Dark will be avidly read by Morrison admirers as well as by students, critics, and scholars of American literature
Remember : the journey to school integration by Toni Morrison( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,595 libraries worldwide
Toni Morrison has collected a treasure chest of archival photographs that depict the historical events surrounding school desegregation. These unforgettable images serve as the inspiration for Ms. Morrison"s text--a fictional account of the dialogue and emotions of the children who lived during the era of "separate but equal" schooling. Remember is a unique pictorial and narrative journey that introduces children to a watershed period in American history and its relevance to us today. Remember will be published on the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision ending legal school segregation, handed down on May 17, 1954
Early novels and stories : Go tell it on the mountain ; Giovanni's room ; Another country ; Going to meet the man by James Baldwin( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,298 libraries worldwide
Novelist, essayist, and public intellectual, James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the postwar era, and one of the greatest African-American writers of this century. A self-described "transatlantic commuter" who spent much of his life in France, Baldwin joined a cosmopolitan sophistication to a fierce engagement with social issues. Early Novels and Stories presents the novels and short stories that established Baldwin's reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism and rare verbal eloquence. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), tells the story, rooted in Baldwin's own experience, of a preacher's son coming of age in 1930's Harlem. Giovanni's Room (1956) is a searching, and in its day controversial, treatment of the tragic self-delusions of a young American expatriate at war with his own homosexuality. Another Country (1962), a wide-ranging exploration of America's racial and sexual boundaries, depicts the suicide of a gifted jazz musician and its ripple effect on those who knew him. Going To Meet the Man (1965) collects Baldwin's short fiction, including the masterful "Sonny's Blues," the unforgettable portrait of a jazz musician struggling with drug addiction in which Baldwin came closest to defining his goal as a writer
Jazz by Toni Morrison( Book )
60 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,957 libraries worldwide
In Harlem, 1926, Joe Trace, a door-to-door salemsan in his fifties, kills his teenage lover. At the funeral, his wife Violet slashes the dead girl's face and then desperately searches to find why Joe was unfaithful. The profound love story is immersed in the sights and sounds of Black urban life during the Jazz Age
The Black book by M. A Harris( Book )
4 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 1,593 libraries worldwide
Now in a deluxe 35th anniversary hardcover edition, The Black book remains a breathtaking testament to the legendary wisdom, strength, and perseverance of Black men and women intent on freedom; features a new foreword and original poem by Toni Morrison
The bluest eye by Toni Morrison( Sound Recording )
29 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,544 libraries worldwide
The Bluest Eye is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, a black girl in an America whose love for its blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment
Sula by Toni Morrison( Sound Recording )
34 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,333 libraries worldwide
At the heart of Sula is a bond between to women, a friendship whose intensity first sustains, then injuries. Sula and Nel are both black, both smart, and both poor. Through their girlhood years, they share everything. All this changes when Sula gets out of the Bottom, the hilltop neighborhood where there hides a fierce resentment at the invisible line that cannot be overstepped
A mercy : [a novel] by Toni Morrison( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,300 libraries worldwide
In exchange for a bad debt, an Anglo-Dutch trader takes on Florens, a young slave girl, who feels abandoned by her slave mother and who searches for love--first from an older servant woman at her master's new home, and then from a handsome free blacksmith
The big box by Toni Morrison( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 8 languages and held by 1,193 libraries worldwide
Because they do not abide by the rules written by the adults around them, three children are judged unable to handle their freedom and forced to live in a box with three locks on the door
God help the child : a novel by Toni Morrison( Sound Recording )
15 editions published in 2015 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,126 libraries worldwide
A tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride's mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."
 
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Alternative Names
Molisen 1931-
Molisen, Tuoni 1931-
Morison, Toni
Morisone, Tonija, 1931-
Morrison, Chloe Anthony
Morrison, Chloe Anthony, 1931-
Morrison, Cloë Anthony
Morrison T. 1931-
Morrison Toni
Morrison, Tony, književnica
Morrisonova T. 1931-
Morrisonová, Toni
Mūrīsūn, Tūnī, 1931-
Toni Morisone
Toni Morrison Amerikaans schrijfster
Toni Morrison Amerikana a nobelista, editor, ken propesor
Toni Morrison amerikansk författare
Toni Morrison amerikansk skribent
Toni Morrison ameriška pisateljica
Toni Morrison amerykańska powieściopisarka i eseistka, noblistka
Toni Morrison beloved
Toni Morrison écrivain américaine
Toni Morrison scrittrice statunitense
Toni Morrison US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Literaturnobelpreisträgerin
Toni Morrison yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija
Toni Morrisonová
Wofford C. A. 1931-
Wofford, Chloe A. 1931-
Wofford , Chloe Anthony
Wofford, Chloe Anthony 1931-
Wofford, Chloe Ardellia 1931-
Wofford, Cloë Anthony
Τόνι Μόρρισον
Моррисон
Моррисон Т. 1931-
Моррисон, Тони, 1931-
Тони Морисон
Тони Морисън
Тони Моррисон
Тоні Моррісон
Тоні Морысан
Թոնի Մորիսոն
טוני מוריסון
מוריסון, טוני
توني موريسون
توني موريسون، 1931-
تونی موریسون نویسنده آمریکایی
تۆنی مۆریسۆن
موريس، توني، 1931-
ٹونی موریسن
टोनी मारिसन
টনি মরিসন
ਟੋਨੀ ਮੋਰੀਸਨ
டோனி மாரிசன்
ടോണി മോറിസൺ
ტონი მორისონი
모리슨, 토니 1931-
토니 모리슨
ቶኒ ሞሪሰን
トニ・モリスン
モリスン, トニ
モリソン, トニ
托妮·莫里森
莫里森 1931-
莫里森, 托尼 1931-
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English (1,172)
Spanish (84)
French (75)
German (58)
Chinese (27)
Polish (15)
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Korean (11)
Swedish (9)
Japanese (8)
Italian (5)
Czech (5)
Norwegian (5)
Dutch (4)
Russian (4)
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Hebrew (2)
Hungarian (2)
Basque (2)
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