Toni Morrison 2019

Toni Morrison 2019

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  • 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.
  • Aesthetics of Toni Morris0n: Speaking the Unspeakable

    By Marc Reyes-Conner

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781578062850
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
    • Published: November 2000
    A traditional yet fresh approach to grasping the power of Morrison's writing
  • Beloved

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400033416
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: June 2004
    Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, Morrison's spellbinding novel transforms history into a story on a biblical scale as well as a lullaby. Sethe, the protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. There are too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things occurred. Her new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Morrison is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. The New York Times Book Review Fiction Survey finds Beloved 'the single best work of American fiction published in the last 25 years.' 324p.
  • Birth of a Nation'hood: Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O.J. Simpson Case

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $17.10
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679758938
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: April 1997
    Essays by Ishmael Reed, David Roediger, Patricia J. Williams, and others reflect a wide range of viewpoints on the O.J. Simpson case and its social, political, cultural, and linguistic implications
  • 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.
  • Discourse of Slavery : Aphra Bahn to Toni Morrison

    By Carl Plasa

    Our Price: $50.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415081528
    • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    • Published: June 1994
    An inovative collection of essays addressing the problematic of slavery in British and American literary, cultural and political writings, from Aphra Behn to Toni Morrison.
  • God Help the Child (Vintage International)

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307740922
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: January 2016
    The new novel from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult. At the center: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love until she told a lie that ruined the life of an innocent woman, a lie whose reverberations refuse to diminish . . . Booker, the man Bride loves and loses, whose core of anger was born in the wake of the childhood murder of his beloved brother . . . Rain, the mysterious white child, who finds in Bride the only person she can talk to about the abuse she's suffered at the hands of her prostitute mother . . . and Sweetness, Bride's mother, who takes a lifetime to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."
  • Home

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $7.00 - $13.45
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307740915
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: January 2013
    The Nobel Prize and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Sula presents the story of embittered Korean War veteran Frank Money, who struggles against trauma and racism to rescue his medically abused sister and work through identity-shattering memories. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
  • Jazz

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400076215
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: June 2004
    Set in Harlem during the 1920s, this novel chronicles a bittersweet triangle involving Joe Trace, a middle-aged door-to-door salesman, his mentally unstable wife Violet, and his eighteen-year-old girlfriend. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
  • 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.
  • Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679745426
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: July 1993
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Beloved and Jazz now gives us a learned, stylish, and immensely persuasive work of literary criticism that promises to change the way we read American literature even as it opens a new chapter in the American dialogue on race. Toni Morrison's brilliant discussions of the 'Africanist' presence in the fiction of Poe, Melville, Cather, and Hemingway leads to a dramatic reappraisal of the essential characteristics of our literary tradition. She shows how much the themes of freedom and individualism, manhood and innocence, depended on the existence of a black population that was manifestly unfree--and that came to serve white authors as embodiments of their own fears and desires. Written with the artistic vision that has earned Toni Morrison a pre-eminent place in modern letters, Playing in the Dark will be avidly read by Morrison admirers as well as by students, critics, and scholars of American literature.
  • Race-ing Justice, En-Gendering Power : Essays on Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, and the Construction of Social Reality

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $7.50 - $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679741459
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: October 1992
    Eighteen essays by prominent scholars reflect on the cultural, historical, political, personal, legal, sexual, and linguistic implications of the Thomas hearings and Hill's accusations
  • Song of Solomon

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $13.50 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400033423
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: June 2004
  • Story/Time: The Life of an Idea (The Toni Morrison Lecture Series)

    By Bill T. Jones

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691162706
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: September 2014
    In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African American dancer, choreographer, and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life as he describes the genesis of Story/Time, a recent dance work produced by his company and inspired by the modernist composer and performer John Cage. Presenting personally revealing stories, richly illustrated with striking color photographs of the work's original stage production, and featuring a beautiful, large-format design, the book is a work of art in itself.Like the dance work, Story/Time the book is filled with telling vignettes--about Jones's childhood as part of a large, poor, Southern family that migrated to upstate New York; about his struggles to find a place for himself in a white-dominated dance world; and about his encounters with notable artists and musicians. In particular, Jones examines his ambivalent attraction to avant-garde modernism, which he finds liberating but also limiting in its disregard for audience response. As he strives to make his work more personal and broadly engaging, especially to an elusive African American audience, Jones--who is still drawn to the avant-garde--wrestles with questions of how an artist can remain true to himself while still caring about the popular reception of his work. A provocative meditation on the demands and rewards of artistic creation, Story/Time is an inspiring and enlightening portrait of the life and work of one of the great artists of our time.
  • Sula

    By Toni Morrison

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400033430
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: June 2004
    Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal - or does it end? 174p.

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