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  • A Kind of Rapture

    By Robert Bergman

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112341874
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: 1998
    (1998). 4to. 1st edition. SIGNED by Bergman. Slight shelfwear to d.j. NF/VG.
  • A Kind of Rapture

    By Robert Bergman

    Our Price: $27.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679442578
    • Publisher: PANTHEON BOOKS
    • Published: November 1998
    A Whitmanesque project of 51 full-color photographs by photographer Robert Bergman. This effort to document the physical & spiritual condition of Americans on the verge of the millenium re-defines artbook publishing. The photographer creates his own color separations, using high-resolution digital equipment, spectrophotometric colorimetry, and color management software to exercise more control over the quality of reproduction than is usually the case, assuring the fidelity of each original print. 112p.
  • A Mercy

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $23.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307264237
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: November 2008
    A powerful tragedy distilled into a jewel of a masterpiece by the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and, almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier. In the 1680s the slave trade was still in its infancy. In the Americas, virulent religious and class divisions, prejudice and oppression were rife, providing the fertile soil in which slavery and race hatred were planted and took root. Here, Morrison gives us a picture of what lies beneath the surface of slavery. But at its heart is the ambivalent, disturbing story of a mother who casts off her daughter in order to save her, and of a daughter who may never exorcise that abandonment.
  • A Mercy

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307276766
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: August 2009
    A New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year. Toni Morrison conjures up the beautiful, untamed lawless world that was America in the 17th century. In the 1680s, the slave trade in the Americas is still in its infancy. Jacob Vaarkis an Anglo-Dutch trader and adventurer, with a small holding in the harsh North. Despite his distaste for dealing in 'flesh,' he takes a small slave girl in part payment for a bad debt from a plantation owner in Catholic Maryland. This is Florens, who can read and write and might be useful on his farm. Rejected by her mother, Florens looks for love, first from Lina, an older servant woman, and later from a free African blacksmith, who comes riding into their lives.
  • Beloved

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $32.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394535975
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: September 1987
    The film version of the Pulitzer Prize novel that brought the unimaginable experience of slavery into the literature of our time - and into our comprehension - was released in the fall of 1998. Directed by Jonathan Demme; starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. A well-timed gift edition. 304p.
  • Beloved

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $24.30
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307264886
    • Publisher: Everyman's Library
    • Published: October 2006
    Nobel Prize Laureate, Toni Morrison receives the distinction of being added to the excellent series of Everyman's Classics Literature Series with this republication of her classic 'Beloved.' In this spellbinding story, the former slaveSethe confronts the demons of her past personified in the appearance of a mysterious girl calling herself Beloved. Sethe will adopt the girl, but the terrible secrets of her past will explode into the present. This handsome clothbound edition of Morrison's enduring American literary classic combines the visionary power of legend and the unassailable truth of history.
  • Collected Essays: Notes of a Native Son; Nobody Knows My Name; The Fire Next Time; No Name in the Street; The Devil Finds Work; Other Essays

    By James Baldwin

    Our Price: $31.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781883011529
    • Publisher: The Library of America
    • Published: 1998
    Notes of a Native Son; Nobody Knows My Name; The Fire Next Time; No Name in the Street; The Devil Finds Work; Other Essays.
  • Conversations with Toni Morrison

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780878056927
    • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
    • Published: April 1994
    Interviews from over the course of her career document Morrison's views about fiction, writing technique, and the role of the novelist
  • Desdemona

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781849433891
    • Publisher: Oberon Books
    • Published: October 2012
    ?Ms. Morrison crafts muscular sentences that accumulate a poetic force."?The New York TimesThe story of Desdemona from William Shakespeare's Othello is reimagined by Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison, Malian singer and songwriter Rokia Traoré, and acclaimed stage director Peter Sellars.Morrison's response to Sellars’ 2009 production of Othello is an intimate dialogue of words and music between Desdemona and her African nurse Barbary. Morrison gives voice and depth to the female characters, letting them speak and sing in the fullness of their hearts.Desdemona is an extraordinary narrative of words, music and song about Shakespeare’s doomed heroine, who speaks from the grave about the traumas of race, class, gender, war?and the transformative power of love. Toni Morrison transports one of the most iconic, central, and disturbing treatments of race in Western culture into the new realities and potential outcomes facing a rising generation of the twenty-first century.Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993. She is the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye, Beloved (made into a major film), Paradise and, most recently, Home. She has also received the National Book Critics Circle Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction. In addition to Desdemona her theatrical work includes writing the text for Margaret Garner (music composed by Richard Danielpour), and Dreaming Emmett an unpublished play directed by Gilbert Moses and performed at the Marketplace Capitol Repertory Theater of Albany. Morrison has written lyrics for Kathleen Battle (commissioned by Carnegie Hall), Sylvia McNair, Jessye Norman, and Andre Previn. Morrison founded the Princeton Atelier which for fifteen years has brought actors, composers, writers, and artists of all genres together to work with students on the artists’ own projects. Several of her novels, including The Bluest Eye, have been adapted for the stage.
  • Jazz

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112344394
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 1992
    8vo. 1st edition. Slight fading to margins of boards. Mild shelfwear to d.j. VG/VG.
  • Love

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400078479
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: 2005
    A Faulknerian symphony of passion and hatred, power and perversity, color and class that spans three generations of black women in a fading beach town. In life, Bil Cosey enjoyed the affections of many women, who would do almost anything to gain his favor. In death his hold on them may be even stronger. Wife, daughter, granddaughter, employee, mistress. As Morrison's protagonists stake their furious clam on Cosey's memory and estate, using everything from intrigue tooutright violence, she creates a work that is shrewd, funny, erotic, and heart-wrenching. 202p.
  • Paradise (Vintage International)

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804169882
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: March 2014
    “They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time.” So begins Toni Morrison’s Paradise, which opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its genesis in an all-black small town in rural Oklahoma. Founded by the descendants of freed slaves and survivors in exodus from a hostile world, the patriarchal community of Ruby is built on righteousness, rigidly enforced moral law, and fear. But seventeen miles away, another group of exiles has gathered in a promised land of their own. And it is upon these women in flight from death and despair that nine male citizens of Ruby will lay their pain, their terror, and their murderous rage. In prose that soars with the rhythms, grandeur, and tragic arc of an epic poem, Toni Morrison challenges our most fiercely held beliefs as she weaves folklore and history, memory and myth into an unforgettable meditation on race, religion, gender, and a far-off past that is ever present.
  • The Bluest Eye

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Holt, Rineheart and Winston
    • Published: 1971
    (1971). 8vo. 2nd printing. Spine slightly cocked with bumping to edges. Toning to margins of boards. Minute stain to textblock. Marginalia throughout. Toning to slightly worn d.j. VG/VG.
  • The Bluest Eye

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307278449
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: May 2007
    Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to fit in. But as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. Toni Morrison's virtuosic first novel is a brilliant exmination of the obsession with beauty and conformity, posing powerful questions about race, class and gender. 206p.
  • The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525521037
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: February 2019

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