A vital new non fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered writers of our timeWord work is sublime, she thinks, because it is generative it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference the way in which we are like no other lifeWe die That may be the meaning of life But we do language That may be the measure of our lives The Nobel Lecture in Literature, 1993Spanning four decades, these essays, speeches and meditations interrogate the world around us They are concerned with race, gender and globalisation The sweep of American history and the current state of politics The duty of the press and the role of the artist Throughout A Mouth Full of Blood our search for truth, moral integrity and expertise is met by Toni Morrison with controlled anger, elegance and literary excellence.The collection is structured in three parts and these are heart stoppingly introduced by a prayer for the dead of 9 11, a meditation on Martin Luther King and a eulogy for James Baldwin Morrison s Nobel lecture, on the power of language, is accompanied by lectures to Amnesty International and the Newspaper Association of America She speaks to graduating students and visitors to both the Louvre and America s Black Holocaust Museum She revisitsThe Bluest Eye,Sula and Beloved reassessing the novels that have become touchstones for generations of readers. A Mouth Full of Blood is a powerful, erudite and essential gathering of ideas that speaks to us all.To what do we pay greatest allegiance Family, language group, culture, country, gender Religion, race And, if none of these matter, are we urbane, cosmopolitan or simply lonely In other words, how do we decide where we belong What convinces us that we do The Alexander Lecture series, 2002 New Read Untitled Essays [ author ] Toni Morrison [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk
Toni Morrison born Chloe Ardelia Wofford was an American author, editor, and professor who won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature for being an author who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed African American characters among the best known are her novelsThe Bluest Eye ,Song of Solomon , andBeloved , which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988 In 2001 she was named one of The 30 Most Powerful Women in America by Ladies Home Journal.
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