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Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
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Jun 21, 07

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Morrison is not going to hand you something tidy. She won't untie the knots in your stomach that result from reading her work, or hush your mind for the sake of making you feel better. The concept of beginning, middle and end does not apply in any conventional sense here, which is precisely why I appreciate her style.

Some folks think that anything remotely resembling magical realism is a crutch, used by authors to limp along...something abused by authors who don't know what they really mean to say. I refute this notion.

My review for "Winter's Tale," must have contained the idea: it is, in fact, the journey, and not the destination, that holds the most significance. "Winter's Tale" represents a completely different journey, but has at least that much in common with "Song of Solomon."

Symbols, archetypes, unusual frontiers of a psychological, spiritual and physical nature are exposed and examined in a dreamlike manner.

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