A Student's Guide to Toni Morrison

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Toni Morrison is one of the most important writers in American literature. Her work is known for its innovative, lyrical use of language and its flair for capturing the African-American experience, from the days of slavery to the present. Morrison's novel Beloved won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988, and in 1993, her complete body of work earned Morrison the Nobel Prize for literature.

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Overview

Toni Morrison is one of the most important writers in American literature. Her work is known for its innovative, lyrical use of language and its flair for capturing the African-American experience, from the days of slavery to the present. Morrison's novel Beloved won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1988, and in 1993, her complete body of work earned Morrison the Nobel Prize for literature.

In A Student's Guide to Toni Morrison, the career of this remarkable author is examined, offering accessible insight for young readers. Each work is placed in historical and biographical context, with special emphasis placed on curriculum-related material, including The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, along with several other noteworthy works.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780766024366
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: Understanding Literature Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Hip-Hop Tales: Toni Morrison's Life and Career 7
2 An Author's Work: Major Themes of Toni Morrison 22
3 The Dancing Mind: Background of Toni Morrison 37
4 In the Eye of the Beholder: Examining The Bluest Eye 54
5 Freedom to Fly: Examining Song of Solomon 79
6 Chasing Ghosts: Examining Beloved 97
7 Soaring Higher: Toni Morrison Today 125
Chronology 134
Chapter Notes 138
Glossary 150
Major Works by Toni Morrison 152
Further Reading 154
Internet Addresses 155
Index 157
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