Toni Morrison


Born
in Lorain, Ohio, The United States
February 18, 1931

Died
August 05, 2019

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James Baldwin, William Faulkner, Doris Lessing, Herman Melville


Toni Morrison (born Chloe Ardelia Wofford) was an American author, editor, and professor who won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature for being an author "who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality."

Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed African American characters; among the best known are her novels The Bluest Eye , Song of Solomon , and Beloved , which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. In 2001 she was named one of "The 30 Most Powerful Women in America" by Ladies' Home Journal.

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Average rating: 3.92 · 758,201 ratings · 40,602 reviews · 172 distinct worksSimilar authors
Beloved

3.85 avg rating — 309,341 ratings — published 1987 — 214 editions
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The Bluest Eye

4.04 avg rating — 156,666 ratings — published 1970 — 134 editions
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Song of Solomon

4.07 avg rating — 81,984 ratings — published 1977 — 115 editions
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Sula

3.93 avg rating — 58,331 ratings — published 1973 — 80 editions
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Paradise

3.80 avg rating — 22,364 ratings — published 1997 — 68 editions
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Jazz

3.82 avg rating — 21,963 ratings — published 1992 — 91 editions
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A Mercy

3.70 avg rating — 20,196 ratings — published 2008 — 72 editions
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God Help the Child

3.74 avg rating — 22,377 ratings — published 2014 — 67 editions
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Tar Baby

3.93 avg rating — 17,085 ratings — published 1981 — 57 editions
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Home

3.76 avg rating — 17,768 ratings — published 2011 — 67 editions
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“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”
Toni Morrison

“You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.”
Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

“Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.”
Toni Morrison, Beloved

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