Nobel Prize-Winning "Beloved" Author Toni Morrison Dead at 88



Toni Morrison

But Morrison was also a devoted mother to two sons and often found the time to write in between caring for her family and working full-time. And it is because of Morrison that Rhimes she came to "understand "writer" was a fine profession".

"My knees buckled when I saw her in the first row of the audience", Dash wrote in a post on social media.

She won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for Beloved and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honour, in 2012.

The book was released in 1970 and wasn't a commercial hit, though in a review, the New Yorker said Morrison was a "writer of considerable power and tenderness".

At the time of publishing Toni's cause of death was not known.

Sonny Mehta, chairman of Knopf, said he could "think of few writers in American letters who wrote with more humanity or with more love for language than Toni". Seated at her kitchen table, she fleshed out a story based on a childhood memory of a black girl in Lorain - raped by her father - who desired blue eyes. "They are canonical works, and more importantly, they are books that remain beloved by readers".

Morrison helped raise the United States' multiculturalism to the world stage and helped uncensor her country's past, unearthing the lives of the unknown and the unwanted, those she would call "the unfree at the heart of the democratic experiment". "On the campus, where I felt safe and welcome, I began to realize that this idea of the lighter, the better and the darker, the worse. really had an impact on sororities, on friendships, on all sorts of things, and it was stunning to me", she said in 2015.

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Morrison's work includes classics such as "Beloved", "The Bluest Eye", and "Song of Solomon", novels that excavated painful chapters of America's past. The film, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am focused on the legendary author's career, highly acclaimed novels, and life, OprahMag reports. The story of Sethe, a former slave haunted by her late daughter, the novel made a connection with Winfrey that inspired the talk show host to bring it to the silver screen.

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President Obama remembered Morrison on Tuesday as "a national treasure" who was "as good a storyteller, as captivating, in person as she was on the page". "That means she belongs for us here at Spelman, and no doubt elsewhere, as part of the African American literary canon, that is, an author who must be read".

She always kept blackness, black people, black life at the center of her creative work.

"I can not imagine growing up in a world without her words", Washington wrote on Twitter.

Writer Toni Morrison accepts an awards at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, Nov. 5, 2007 in NY. You got beat by Chucky.' And I said, 'Who's Chucky? The novel deals with a disillusioned young black man, Macon "Milkman" Dead, who reconnects with his roots and finds spiritual meaning. In the novels that followed, "Sula" (1973) and "Song of Solomon", (1977) Morrison incorporated elements of magical realism, as well as a seemingly encyclopedic grasp of American and African history. She and others in that generation "expressed their mission" by focusing on black lives, he said.

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