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Toni Morrison

Data de nascimento: 18. Fevereiro 1931

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Toni Morrison é uma escritora, editora e professora estadunidense.

Recebeu o Nobel de Literatura de 1993, por seus romances fortes e pungentes, que relatam as experiências de mulheres negras nos Estados Unidos durante os séculos XIX e XX. Seu livro de estreia, O olho mais azul , é um estudo sobre raça, gênero e beleza — temas recorrentes em seus últimos romances. Despertou a atenção da crítica internacional com Song of Solomon . Amada , o primeiro romance de uma trilogia que inclui Jazz e Paraíso , ganhou o Prémio Pulitzer de Ficçãode melhor ficção e foi escolhido pelo jornal americano The New York Times como “a melhor obra da ficção americana dos últimos 25 anos”. Morrison escreveu peças, ensaios, literatura infantil e um libreto de ópera.

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„Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.“

— Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon
Context: Too much tail. All that jewelry weighs it down. Like vanity. Can't nobody fly with all that shit. Wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down. Guitar to Milkman on why a male peacock can't fly much better than a chicken. Song of Solomon (1977)

„Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.“

— Toni Morrison, Beloved
Context: Bit by bit, at 124 and in the Clearing, along with others, she had claimed herself. Freeing yourself was one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self was another. <!-- ~ Ch. 9

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„It is easily the most empty cliché, the most useless word, and at the same time the most powerful human emotion — because hatred is involved in it, too.“

— Toni Morrison
Context: It is easily the most empty cliché, the most useless word, and at the same time the most powerful human emotion — because hatred is involved in it, too. I thought if I removed the word from nearly every other place in the manuscript, it could become an earned word. If I could give the word, in my very modest way, its girth and its meaning and its terrible price and its clarity at the moment when that is all there is time for, then the title does work for me. On the title of her book Love (2003), in O, The Oprah Magazine (November 2003) http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/200311/omag_200311_toni_b.jhtml

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