Mouth Full of Blood

Mouth Full of Blood
Title Mouth Full of Blood PDF eBook
Author Toni Morrison
Publisher Arrow
Pages 0
Release 2020
Genre History
ISBN 9781529110883

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Spanning 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 Mouth Full of Blood our search for truth, moral integrity and expertise is met by Toni Morrison with controlled anger, elegance and literary excellence.

What Moves at the Margin

What Moves at the Margin
Title What Moves at the Margin PDF eBook
Author Toni Morrison
Publisher Univ. Press of Mississippi
Pages 252
Release 2008
Genre Literary Collections
ISBN 9781604730173

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Collecting three decades of Morrison's writings about her work, life, literature, and American society, this collection provides a unique glimpse into her viewpoint as an observer of the world, the arts, and the changing landscape of American culture.

My Bright Abyss

My Bright Abyss
Title My Bright Abyss PDF eBook
Author Christian Wiman
Publisher Macmillan
Pages 194
Release 2013-04-02
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 0374216789

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A passionate meditation on the consolations and disappointments of religion and poetry

Eva's Man

Eva's Man
Title Eva's Man PDF eBook
Author Gayl Jones
Publisher Beacon Press
Pages 170
Release 2020-10-20
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0807028991

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"The Best American Novelist Whose Name You May Not Know"—Calvin Baker, The Atlantic "A literary giant, and one of my absolute favourite writers" -TAYARI JONES, author of AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE "An American writer with a powerful sense of vital inheritance, of history in the blood." -John Updike, The New Yorker Eva's Man is a gripping psychological portrait of a woman unable to love for fear of pain. Imprisoned for the bizarre murder of her lover, Eva Median Canada weaves together memory and fantasy to reveal a life tormented by the brutality of sexual abuse and emotional silence. Brilliantly experimenting with language, Jones infuses her graphic and powerful narrative of the triple yoke of race, class, and gender with a rich musical and oral idiom.

The Source of Self-Regard

The Source of Self-Regard
Title The Source of Self-Regard PDF eBook
Author Toni Morrison
Publisher Vintage
Pages 370
Release 2020-01-14
Genre Literary Collections
ISBN 0525562796

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Here is the Nobel Prize winner in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades that "speaks to today’s social and political moment as directly as this morning’s headlines” (NPR). These pages give us her searing prayer for the dead of 9/11, her Nobel lecture on the power of language, her searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., her heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. She looks deeply into the fault lines of culture and freedom: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, “black matter(s),” human rights, the artist in society, the Afro-American presence in American literature. And she turns her incisive critical eye to her own work (The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, Paradise) and that of others. An essential collection from an essential writer, The Source of Self-Regard shines with the literary elegance, intellectual prowess, spiritual depth, and moral compass that have made Toni Morrison our most cherished and enduring voice.

Goodness and the Literary Imagination

Goodness and the Literary Imagination
Title Goodness and the Literary Imagination PDF eBook
Author Toni Morrison
Publisher University of Virginia Press
Pages 290
Release 2019-10-01
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0813943639

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What exactly is goodness? Where is it found in the literary imagination? Toni Morrison, one of American letters’ greatest voices, pondered these perplexing questions in her celebrated Ingersoll Lecture, delivered at Harvard University in 2012 and published now for the first time in book form. Perhaps because it is overshadowed by the more easily defined evil, goodness often escapes our attention. Recalling many literary examples, from Ahab to Coetzee’s Michael K, Morrison seeks the essence of goodness and ponders its significant place in her writing. She considers the concept in relation to unforgettable characters from her own works of fiction and arrives at conclusions that are both eloquent and edifying. In a lively interview conducted for this book, Morrison further elaborates on her lecture’s ideas, discussing goodness not only in literature but in society and history—particularly black history, which has responded to centuries of brutality with profound creativity. Morrison’s essay is followed by a series of responses by scholars in the fields of religion, ethics, history, and literature to her thoughts on goodness and evil, mercy and love, racism and self-destruction, language and liberation, together with close examination of literary and theoretical expressions from her works. Each of these contributions, written by a scholar of religion, considers the legacy of slavery and how it continues to shape our memories, our complicities, our outcries, our lives, our communities, our literature, and our faith. In addition, the contributors engage the religious orientation in Morrison’s novels so that readers who encounter her many memorable characters such as Sula, Beloved, or Frank Money will learn and appreciate how Morrison’s notions of goodness and mercy also reflect her understanding of the sacred and the human spirit.

Farther Away

Farther Away
Title Farther Away PDF eBook
Author Jonathan Franzen
Publisher Macmillan + ORM
Pages 243
Release 2012-04-24
Genre Literary Collections
ISBN 0374708762

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Jonathan Franzen's Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the twenty-first century. In The New York Times Book Review, Sam Tanenhaus proclaimed it "a masterpiece of American fiction" and lauded its illumination, "through the steady radiance of its author's profound moral intelligence, [of] the world we thought we knew." In Farther Away, which gathers together essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him. Whether recounting his violent encounter with bird poachers in Cyprus, examining his mixed feelings about the suicide of his friend and rival David Foster Wallace, or offering a moving and witty take on the ways that technology has changed how people express their love, these pieces deliver on Franzen's implicit promise to conceal nothing. On a trip to China to see first-hand the environmental devastation there, he doesn't omit mention of his excitement and awe at the pace of China's economic development; the trip becomes a journey out of his own prejudice and moral condemnation. Taken together, these essays trace the progress of unique and mature mind wrestling with itself, with literature, and with some of the most important issues of our day. Farther Away is remarkable, provocative, and necessary.