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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: 3.99 · 1,009,408 ratings · 62,781 reviews · 178 distinct worksSimilar authors
Beloved

3.93 avg rating — 396,526 ratings — published 1987 — 260 editions
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The Bluest Eye

4.10 avg rating — 221,167 ratings — published 1970 — 156 editions
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Song of Solomon

4.12 avg rating — 103,260 ratings — published 1977 — 145 editions
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Sula

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 83,305 ratings — published 1973 — 109 editions
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Jazz (Beloved Trilogy, #2)

3.87 avg rating — 28,560 ratings — published 1992 — 113 editions
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God Help the Child

3.77 avg rating — 28,004 ratings — published 2015 — 73 editions
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A Mercy

3.73 avg rating — 26,886 ratings — published 2008 — 86 editions
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Paradise (Beloved Trilogy, #3)

3.84 avg rating — 25,584 ratings — published 1997 — 22 editions
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Home

3.81 avg rating — 22,709 ratings — published 2012 — 82 editions
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Tar Baby

3.96 avg rating — 20,124 ratings — published 1981 — 76 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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