Toni Morrison not only remade American literature, she challenged us to resist the tenacity of racism

The Nobel laureate, who died on Monday, blasted many a myth, with eloquence and grace. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-06 18:28:08 UTC ]
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Toni Morrison not only remade American literature, she challenged us to resist the tenacity of racism

The Nobel laureate, who died on Monday, blasted many a myth, with eloquence and grace. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2019-08-06 18:28:08 UTC ]
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The most influential American author of her generation, Toni Morrison's writing was radically ambiguous

In her creative and critical work, Toni Morrison sought to remap the contours of American literature and culture. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2019-08-07 06:00:28 UTC ]
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José Donoso Saw the Future of Latin American Literature

American readers have largely forgotten the single greatest writer to come from the Latin American Boom: Chilean novelist José Donoso. The post José Donoso Saw the Future of Latin American Literature appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2023-11-21 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Why Toni Morrison Left Publishing

Commercial book publishing was (and is) unbearably white. In 1971, when Toni Morrison became a trade editor, about 95 percent of the fiction published by the big commercial houses was by white authors. By 2018, that number dropped only to 89 percent. One of the only other black women working as... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Cormac McCarthy, bleak and brutal titan of American literature, dead at 89

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy, who wrote nihilistic and violent tales of the American frontier and post-apocalyptic worlds that enthralled and appalled readers, died on Tuesday at the age of 89, his representative confirmed to CBC... Continue reading at CBC

[ CBC | 2023-06-13 20:01:40 UTC ]
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Bedtime Stories From Toni Morrison: Priscilla Gilman on Her Singular Literary Upbringing

Family memoirs are never about one thing. There’s always a compelling domestic story; in her new memoir, The Critic’s Daughter, Priscilla Gilman tells a fascinating story about her dynamic parents and the literary world that they inhabited. But good memoirs always involve a secondary subplot (or... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-02-06 09:54:35 UTC ]
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Barbara Ehrenreich, author who challenged American Dream myths, dies at 81

For her book 'Nickel and Dimed,' Barbara Ehrenreich tried to live on minimum-wage jobs and advanced debates on labor inequalities. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Ever-Shifting Challenge of Promoting Literature in Translation

An industry roundtable, held at the Multipli Forti literary festival in New York on June 6, addressed how independent publishers can get works of translated literature to readers in an era marked by media saturation and increased dominance by major companies over the book business. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-09 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Some of the Most Influential Asian American Literature of All Time

Get to know some of the most influential Asian American literature of all time, including Dictee. Continue reading at Book Riot

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How Los Angeles transformed American literature

L.A.'s authors, from 19th century novelists to Wanda Coleman to Steph Cha, have always pushed genre boundaries and dissected California myths. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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“You cover that acid in comfort.” Read Toni Morrison’s 1973 edit letter to Lucille Clifton.

In addition to being a prolific novelist, Toni Morrison was a prolific editor. She was committed to championing Black writers, both through her role as senior editor at Random House and her work with writing collectives like The Sisterhood (which included literary giants like June Jordan, Alice... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Mining Toni Morrison's Spiritual Legacy: Nadra Nittle

Journalist Nittle explores how the author offered a vision of Christianity and African traditions to generations of Black readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Finding your father, and yourself, in the works of Toni Morrison

Review of 'Read Until You Understand: The Profound Wisdom of Black Life and Literature' by Farah Jasmine Griffin Continue reading at The Washington Post

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A History of Racism in American Public Libraries

A deep dive into the history of racism in American public libraries, including the effects of Jim Crow laws and racism in libraries today. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-03-08 11:30:00 UTC ]
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“Kink” Confronts the Challenge of Turning Sex Into Literature

In this ambitious anthology, short stories sit at various intersections of smolder and technical accomplishment. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2021-01-23 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Mateo Askaripour’s ‘Black Buck’ is an irresistible comic novel about the tenacity of racism in corporate America

“Black Buck” is alternately sly and sweet, a work of cultural criticism that laments and celebrates the power of money. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-01-04 11:03:33 UTC ]
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For Sale: Toni Morrison’s Apartment and Personal Library

The Nobel Prize-winning author edited as she read and alphabetized her 1,200-plus book collection by last name. The post For Sale: Toni Morrison’s Apartment and Personal Library appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

[ The Millions | 2020-11-04 21:30:53 UTC ]
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Hitting the Books: Widespread DNA testing could intensify American racism

In the modern digital media landscape, we are not the customers — or even the audience — we are the product. Every time we log on, our personal data including where we go, what we search for, who we interact with and what we buy is scraped, siphoned,... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2020-10-24 15:00:11 UTC ]
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Black journalists face challenges that stem from systemic racism

The fallout from recent protests over the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor have reignited long-standing concerns on the part of many Black journalists about their roles in the newsrooms they work in, and the value they are given (or not given) by the media companies... Continue reading at Columbia Journalism Review

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-07-09 11:50:34 UTC ]
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Vintage celebrates late Toni Morrison's birthday

Vintage will celebrate the late Toni Morrison’s 89th birthday through partnerships and activities throughout the year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-23 19:39:07 UTC ]
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