17.1.11

Toni Morrison



I have read seven out of nine of Toni Morrison's books.  
So much of what I have read of her work is embedded in my memory.  It is not for the faint of heart or for those that want to forget the ugly parts of American history.  It is raw, real and amazingly written.  

Novels


Toni Morrison is the first black woman to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993 and she has also won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel Beloved which Oprah Winfrey starred and produced a film by the same title in 1998.  
You may click on any of the links above to learn more about each of the novels.

24 comments:

Pat Tillett said...

I've read a couple of her books also. Very powerful! Her life story is also very interesting!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I thought I was doing well but now I see I have only read THREE of them. Must amend. I agree, she is a great writer.

anushka said...

i can't believe i haven't read one of her books yet.... i will put it on my reading list. any one in particular that you think i should start with? do you have a favorite?

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Anushka- I didn't want to pick a favorite because I really do love them all- two that stand out particularly are Paradise and Beloved-

a new girl in vienna said...

i haven't read any either! definitely making a note to rectify this asap!

la petite coquine said...

I haven't read nearly as much Toni Morrison as I should have-thank you for reminding me of such a stellar American author!

Mama Gone Green said...

I have read a couple as well.... very moving and true... not for those who can't handle a graphic portrayal of life!

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

A great woman!!!

Libbie said...

I do love an author who can write well! I was looking for something to read..if I ever get the courage up to take the 2 boys to the library by myself again I will have to check her out! I need a nook or kindle :)

Krystal said...

I read Jazz!! And she's on my list to pursue more. Although, my list is huge...but this inspired me!

drollgirl said...

i am a bit embarrassed to say that i have never read her books. i know -- i need to get on it! :)

Lovely World said...

Strangely, I have not read one of Morrison's books. I know of all of them. I think I should read one!

Kimia Kline said...

the bluest eye is one of the most soul stirring books ive ever read. i am such a morrison fan--thank you for this post.

and flowers pick themselves said...

oh, toni. i vividly remember watching my mother read all of toni morrison's books growing up. the bluest eye is...gah! amazing.

xo Alison

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet ren, she sounds like an amzing woman. I have not read any of her books...i will check them out at the local book store here! Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration!! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

My name is Renée. said...

Thanks for sharing! Going to check out her novels :)

tulpen said...

I've never read any of them. I know I should.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Admirable!! I must admit, I haven't read any of her books though, but not ebign American or living in the States, I think it can be forgiven lol We in Russia have a lot to read from our own authors lol

sherri said...

I've read five. which is your fave?

heather yalin said...

In high school, Beloved is what moved me into studying literature and creative writing.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Sherri- Paradise and Beloved-

little t said...

I've been meaning to read Song of Solomon for a long time...

Clair said...

Such a talented lady.
Thanks for the reminder.
Clair

Claire Kiefer said...

She's incredible. One of my literary heroes. I'm so glad that so many young folks today are reading her through their school curriculum. No one should be allowed to forget the "ugly parts" of American history, you know?

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