Toni Morrison: A Biography
"Toni Morrison: A Biography" looks at the remarkable life of an essential American novelist, whose critically acclaimed, bestselling books offer lively, powerful depictions of black America.
"Toni Morrison" follows the life of the woman born Chloe Ardelia Wofford from her culturally rich childhood in Lorrain, OH, through her spectacular rise as a novelist, educator, and public intellectual. The book also serves as a basic introduction to the literary influences that shaped Morrison's writing, from the early novels to the breakout success of "Song of Solomon"; from the overwhelming achievement of "Beloved" to her most recent book, "A Mercy." The book also examines Morrison's other writing criticism, essays, edited volumes, children's books as well as her academic career, her work as an editor at Random House, and her political activism, most notably in the 2008 presidential campaign."
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Chapter 1 Early Life and Family
Chapter 2 Education and Early Career
Chapter 3 Editing and Mentorship
Chapter 4 Early Literary Career
Chapter 5 Critical Recognition