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EntertainmentToni Morrison, Beloved author and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 88

18:26  06 august  2019
18:26  06 august  2019 Source:   ew.com

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With novels including Beloved and The Bluest Eye, the acclaimed author dramatised African As her latest book God Help the Child is published, the Nobel prizewinner talks about the danger of When Toni Morrison talks, America listens. And now that the Nobel prize - winner and friend of Oprah sees

The Nobel Prize -winning US author Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88 . The Morrison family confirmed "with profound sadness" that Morrison had died "following a short Her book Beloved told the story of a female African-American slave and was made into a film starring Oprah Winfrey in 1998.

Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88, her publisher Alfred A. Knopf confirmed Tuesday morning. Morrison, the writer of acclaimed and influential novels like Beloved and Song of Solomon, was a giant of American literature.

Toni Morrison, Beloved author and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 88© Daniel Boczarski/FilmMagic

Born Chloe Ardella Wofford in 1931, Morrison’s first novel was The Bluest Eye, about a young African-American girl growing up in the Depression who longs for the blue eyes she sees in white-skinned dolls. The legacy of slavery and the reality of racial oppression were major themes in Morrison’s work. Her most famous novel, Beloved, was published in 1987 and centers on a woman who killed her baby daughter rather than let her become a slave. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and inspired a 1998 movie adaptation starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover.

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Best-selling and award winning author Toni Morrison died at the age of 88 , according to sources close to her. Just after the last of them was published, Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the +Comments Leave a Comment. Beloved Author Toni Morrison Has Died .

Toni Morrison , the author of "Song of Solomon" " Beloved ," "Jazz" and other lyrically narrated novels of black American life, has won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature. The announcement was made yesterday in Stockholm by the Nobel Committee of the Swedish Academy, which stated that Ms

In 1993, Morrison won the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first black woman of any nationality to do so. In her famous award speech, she related a parable from “the lore of several cultures” in which young people make a visit to an old, blind, wise woman. They tell her they hold a bird in their hands, and ask her if the bird is alive or dead. Being blind the woman can’t see for sure if the bird is alive or dead, but she tells the young people that it’s their responsibility either way. Morrison used the bird to stand in for language, and our collective responsibility to shape language into something living and inspiring rather than limited and dead.

“We die. That may be the meaning of life,” Morrison said. “But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.”

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Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford), is an American author , editor, and professor who 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

Toni Morrison , the author and Nobel Prize winner , turned 88 on Feb. 18. I have never met Morrison . And while you’ll likely see a donkey fly before you see her stand before a bunch of Harvard undergraduates and sing on demand, the fact is Toni Morrison is very much like Ella Fitzgerald.

Morrison’s 11th and final novel, God Help the Child, was published in 2015.

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