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Toni Morrison interview on "Jazz" (1993)

Toni Morrison interview on "Jazz" (1993)

Toni Morrison was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize.  Among her most famous works are "Song of Solomon", "Jazz" and "Beloved".

Toni Morrison was the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize. Among her most famous works are "Song of Solomon", "Jazz" and "Beloved".

Illustrations by Joe Morse from The Folio Society edition of Toni Morrison’s Beloved.

Illustrations by Joe Morse from The Folio Society edition of Toni Morrison’s Beloved.

“If you can only be tall because somebody is on their knees, then you have a serious problem.” - Toni Morrison on Charlie Rose

“If you can only be tall because somebody is on their knees, then you have a serious problem.” - Toni Morrison on Charlie Rose

In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.

In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.

"I could hear the men playing out their maple-sugar hearts, tapping it from four-hundred-year-old trees and letting it run down the trunk, wasting it because they didn't have a bucket to hold it and didn't want one either.  They just wanted to let it run that day, slow if it wished, or fast, for a free run down tree's bursting to give it up."

"I could hear the men playing out their maple-sugar hearts, tapping it from four-hundred-year-old trees and letting it run down the trunk, wasting it because they didn't have a bucket to hold it and didn't want one either. They just wanted to let it run that day, slow if it wished, or fast, for a free run down tree's bursting to give it up."

Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile [LP] - Vinyl

Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile [LP] - Vinyl

Marvin Gaye looking as smooth as ever in 1966. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

Marvin Gaye looking as smooth as ever in 1966. Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

toni morrison quotes finding yourself | ... quote that's helped me the most through that is from Toni Morrison's

toni morrison quotes finding yourself | ... quote that's helped me the most through that is from Toni Morrison's

A Seattle mom helped her daughter dress up as Harriet Tubman, Toni Morrison, Misty Copeland, and even more amazing black women for Black History Month

A Seattle mom helped her daughter dress up as Harriet Tubman, Toni Morrison, Misty Copeland, and even more amazing black women for Black History Month

... ... Ja, ja, ja, di ist vendredi und dis is eine kleine Bordel et à la lecture de cette phrase, vous aurez compris que j'avais choisi espagnol en deuxième langue. En première langue, j'avais choisi ma femme. Nous sommes donc vendredi, j'ai vérifié...

... ... Ja, ja, ja, di ist vendredi und dis is eine kleine Bordel et à la lecture de cette phrase, vous aurez compris que j'avais choisi espagnol en deuxième langue. En première langue, j'avais choisi ma femme. Nous sommes donc vendredi, j'ai vérifié...

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toni morrison quotes finding yourself | Quotes Toni Morrison Beloved | Quote Addicts

toni morrison quotes finding yourself | Quotes Toni Morrison Beloved | Quote Addicts

toni morrison quotes finding yourself | Quotes Toni Morrison Beloved | Quote Addicts