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Toni Morrison: An Introduction

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This lecture surveys the life and work of one of America’s greatest novelists, Toni Morrison (1931-2019). Discussing each of this author’s eleven novels in the context of her biography and of America’s rapidly changing history, it explores the most distinctive and powerful aspects of her urgent political themes and dazzling literary techniques.

Optional further reading: Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye (1970), Song of Solomon (1977) or Beloved (1987)

This lecture is the third and final of Roynon’s American Literature series. It also includes a downloadable handout.