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The Transitory Influence Of Hemingway

So what can Hemingway tell us about what American writers owe to Hemingway? Whatever that debt is, it’s a lot, according to the various writers and literary scholars who appear as talking heads in the documentary, but they (Edna O’Brien, Tobias Wolff, Mario Vargas Llosa) are fairly long in the tooth, and few young fiction writers would now claim him as a star to steer by. In comparison, the influence of William Faulkner, transfigured in the crucible of Toni Morrison’s genius and legacy, can be ...
Tags: Art, Words, Toni Morrison, Hemingway, William Faulkner, 04.05.21, Edna O'Brien Tobias Wolff Mario Vargas Llosa

Toni Morrison’s Library Is Available For Purchase

The library can’t be sold piecemeal; only everything together. “Access to this library and the language that mattered most to her could be a key to her brilliant mind. Now, that would knock even Sherlock’s socks off. And, appropriately, The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle sits boldly in her collection.” – Galerie Magazine
Tags: Art, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Words, Sherlock, Toni Morrison, 10.30.20

VIDEO: Billy Porter Speaks the Words of Toni Morrison for INTO ACTION - 'There is No Time for Despair, No Place for Self-Pity'

Watch Billy Porter speak the words of Toni Morrison for INTO ACTION. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Toni Morrison, Billy Porter, BWW News Desk

Barack Obama Releases The List Of His Favorite Books Of 2019

As usual, it’s “an eclectic mix of fiction and nonfiction,” and the former president included the collected works of Toni Morrison, who died in August. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Barack Obama, Words, Toni Morrison, 12.28.19

How Toni Morrison Took Her Place In History

With Playing in the Dark, Morrison changed the rules of the game, effectively recasting what we see when we look back to figures like Woolf and to writers of the present and future like Colson Whitehead, Jesmyn Ward, and Angela Flournoy. “All of us are bereft,” Morrison writes, “when criticism remains too polite or too fearful to notice a disrupting darkness before its eyes.” – The Nation
Tags: Art, Words, Toni Morrison, Morrison, Angela Flournoy, 12.16.19, Colson Whitehead Jesmyn Ward

If At First You Don’t Succeed… Nobel Winners Who Faced Early Rejection

In literature, some of the most celebrated writers were once considered too strange, too limited or just too boring. Several publishers turned down Toni Morrison’s first novel, “The Bluest Eye,” and she was chastised for years by white critics for focusing too much on black characters. – Washington Post (AP)
Tags: Art, People, Toni Morrison, 10.15.19

Venerable Female Artists, Musicians & Authors Give Advice to the Young: Patti Smith, Laurie Anderson & More

To the Louisiana Channel and the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, on behalf of mature women everywhere: Thank you. You have excellent taste. We’ve weathered invisibility and Mom jeans jokes, as representatives from our demographic are judged more harshly in categories that never seem to apply to their male counterparts in politics and the performing arts. You’ll find plenty of celebrated male artists contributing advice to emerging artists in the Louisiana Project’s video series, but the ...
Tags: Google, Art, Film, College, Life, New York City, Literature, Louisiana, Toni Morrison, Young, Laurie Anderson, Facebook Twitter, Yayoi Kusama, Lydia Davis, Louisiana Channel, Patti Smith Laurie Anderson

Assessing Toni Morrison’s Presence In American, And World, Literature

She’s almost always writing about such horror that it’s incomprehensible. But “Morrison has constructed a language adapted to the needs of a people who of necessity live at once in the present and the past. The animating spirit of her novels — that forked lightning present all at once across time — lights from within the areas of black experience she explores.” – Los Angeles Review of Books
Tags: Art, Words, Toni Morrison, Morrison, 02.01.19

4 books on race in America everyone should read

These books, from authors like Toni Morrison and John F. Kennedy, open up a whole new perspective on the American landscape.Read Jose Antonio Vargas' groundbreaking essay on life as an undocumented migrant in The New York Times Magazine.Vargas' memoir, Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen, is out now. The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Growing up, no book stimulated me more than Morrison's The Bluest Eye. I was first assigned to read the book in eighth grade and the "why" of the story h...
Tags: Art, Race, Immigration, America, House, Innovation, Refugees, Marilyn Monroe, Literature, Elvis Presley, John F Kennedy, Toni Morrison, Kennedy, Morrison, Sandra Cisneros, Angelou

Identity – What Is It, Really, And How Much Can We Truly Choose It For Ourselves?

Kwame Anthony Appiah: “Like all the words in our language, the identity labels we use are a common possession. Were everybody to follow Humpty Dumpty’s example [‘When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean’], we simply couldn’t understand one another. If Toni Morrison isn’t a black woman, the term isn’t doing any work. … ‘Lesbian’ isn’t much use if you’re looking for a partner on Bumble unless it signifies a woman who might be open to sex with another woman.”
Tags: Art, Ideas, Toni Morrison, Kwame Anthony Appiah, 08.31.18

15 Habits You Need to Unlock Creativity (+7 Habits to Forget)

This article was contributed by Lesley Vos. Creativity is the new black. Again. While some research insists you can’t be creative if you don’t have a particular cluster of genes and characteristics of brains, others believe it’s possible to unlock and develop creativity. To do that, consider your lifestyle, mindset, and… habits. “Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. ” ― Pablo Picasso Tons of articles live online, telling about the habits of highly...
Tags: Twitter, Design, Benedict Cumberbatch, France, Stanford, Stephen King, Spain, Creativity, Atlantic, Howard Schultz, Harry Potter, Albert Einstein, Richard Branson, Joan Didion, Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin

Why Reading Literature in High-School English Class Should

The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel, a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain
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Essay on Toni Morrison's Beloved - Symbol and Symbolism of

In the novel, Beloved, Toni Morrison uses color to show the reactions of some of the main characters. Color represents many things in the book. Freedom is an example
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Writing on the Wall presents WoWFest 2017

Writing on the Wall presents WoWFest 2017 May 1st – 31st Revolution ‘There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language.’ Toni Morrison 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the defining event of the 20th Century […] The post Writing on the Wall presents WoWFest 2017 appeared first on
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A Writer Turns To Toni Morrison To Get Past The Fear Of A White Audience

"I've known for a long time that as a black person, some white people expect a performance from me, something that might confirm what they think they know about my identity. ... What surprised me was that these questions took up so much imaginative space, and did it so quickly, and were in fact so large and puzzling that they stopped me from writing anything."
Tags: Art, Words, Toni Morrison, 03.04.17

Top Posts From AJBlogs 11.30.16

Should We Bother? My post reflecting on the presidential election, Blindsided, drew a thoughtful comment that seems to me to be worthy of a fuller response than a simple “Reply.” ... read more AJBlog: Engaging Matters Published 2016-11-29 Nine Ways the Arts Can Heal Our Hurting Civilization; or Lessons I Learned from Reading Comics to my Daughter "This is the time when artists go to work. We speak, we write, we do language. This is how civilizations heal." This is a quote from Toni Morrison. It ...
Tags: Art, Portland Oregon, Toni Morrison, Metropolitan Museum, Ajblogs, Whitney Museum, Breuer, Mak, Daniel Weiss, Jimmy Mak

A Conversation With Toni Morrison About Reality TV And Black Lives Matter (And Everything Else)

“Everything’s crashed. It’s like somebody put this great cage of idiocy over the whole country. …I have to deal with it the only way I can. I’m very happy, very enthusiastic, and very focused only on the work and, of course, friends and people.”
Tags: Art, People, Toni Morrison

What The Literary World Is Saying About Bob Dylan Winning The Nobel

“Though Dylan was long rumored to be a contender for the Nobel, the possibility had attained a kind of mythical, some might say comic, status. And after waiting 23 years for an American to win the literature prize — Toni Morrison was our last one — wouldn’t the Swedes finally recognize DeLillo or Philip Roth […]
Tags: Art, Bob Dylan, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison, Issues, Dylan, DeLillo

Bob Dylan Named Recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature for Creating 'New Poetic Expressions'

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize in Literature 'for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.' Dylan is the first American to win the esteemed prize since Toni Morrison in 1993. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Bob Dylan, Toni Morrison, Dylan, BWW News Desk

Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sonia Sanchez Set for Lecture Series in Support of Stella Adler Studio of Acting Today

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and The Harold Clurman Lecture Series host Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison and Sonia Sanchez in conversation at the Ambassador Theatre today, June 15, 2016, at 7PM. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Toni Morrison, Sonia Sanchez, BWW News Desk, Stella Adler

Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Sonia Sanchez Set for Lecture Series to Support Stella Adler Studio of Acting

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting and The Harold Clurman Lecture Series will present Ta-Nehisi Coates, Toni Morrison and Sonia Sanchez in conversation at the Ambassador Theatre on June 15, 2016, at 7PM. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Toni Morrison, Sonia Sanchez, BWW News Desk, Stella Adler

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