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: 3.95 · 872,234 ratings · 49,635 reviews · 150 distinct worksSimilar authors
Beloved (Beloved Trilogy, #1)

3.89 avg rating — 345,656 ratings — published 1987 — 66 editions
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The Bluest Eye

4.08 avg rating — 188,727 ratings — published 1970 — 140 editions
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Song of Solomon

4.10 avg rating — 91,449 ratings — published 1977 — 125 editions
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Sula

3.95 avg rating — 72,394 ratings — published 1973 — 85 editions
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A Mercy

3.69 avg rating — 25,588 ratings — published 2008 — 76 editions
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Paradise (Beloved Trilogy, #3)

3.82 avg rating — 23,807 ratings — published 1997 — 69 editions
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Jazz (Beloved Trilogy, #2)

3.84 avg rating — 24,571 ratings — published 1992 — 93 editions
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God Help the Child

3.76 avg rating — 25,160 ratings — published 2015 — 68 editions
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Tar Baby

3.95 avg rating — 18,453 ratings — published 1981 — 6 editions
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Home

3.79 avg rating — 19,865 ratings — published 2012 — 71 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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