Toi Derricotte





Toi Derricotte

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Average rating: 4.15 · 861 ratings · 45 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
The Black Notebooks: An Int...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 236 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Tender
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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The Undertaker�s Daughter
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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Natural Birth
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Captivity
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1989 — 3 editions
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The Empress Of The Death House
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Home Girls: A Black Feminis...
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Conversations with the Worl...
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“The job of the artist is not to resolve or beautify, but to hold complexities, to see and make clear.”
Toi Derricotte

“-----What is more punished
among the angry than anger? among the unsatisfied than desire?
among the hate-filled
than hate? among the frightened than fear?

Toi Derricotte

“Violence is central in our lives, a constant and unavoidable reality. Experience is not a linear construct moving from one point to another - childhood to maturity, "bad" to "good," beginning to end - but a wheel turning around a point that shifts between hope and despair.
"At the still point of the turning world," the job of the artist is not to resolve or beautify, but to hold complexities, to see and make clear.”
Toi Derricotte, Tender

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