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The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia (Hardback)

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Hardback 432 Pages / Published: 30/01/2003
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Intended for lay readers and scholars alike, this reference offers a convenient overview of her life and achievements. The first book of its kind, this reference offers hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries on Morrison's works, major characters, themes, and other topics. Lengthier essays cover each of her novels, along with various approaches to her writings. Each of the entries was written by an expert contributor, and many close with suggestions for further reading. The volume concludes with a selected bibliography of major studies. All told, this book provides a remarkable overview of Morrison's primary concerns and achievements, charting a helpful course for readers who wish to venture deeper into the work of this extraordinary author. Toni Morrison is arguably the most popular and significant contemporary African American author of all time. As a writer, she personifies courage, blending the personal and the political and doing so in a way that resonates for readers of every age, race, ethnicity, and gender. Her stories are imagined in language that is both graceful and powerful-a truly poetic prose. Morrison's works have received increased scholarly attention, and her contributions were formally recognized around the world when she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313316999
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 796 g
Dimensions: 241 x 167 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[P]rovides a handy overview of her life as well as her literary acheivements....Although this work is geared toward university students, the lucid writing makes it appropriate for high school-level readers as well....A useful addition to most academic as well as larger public libraries."-Library Journal
"Intended for the scholar and the general reader....Suitable for academic and public libraries."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
"[T]his alphabetically arranged volume is helpful, easy to use, and well cross-referenced. Recommended. Academic collections."-Choice
"Older teen and adult Morrison fans will find it indispensable for exploring the concepts and sorting out the complexities of her work."-VOYA
"[A] worthwhile contribution to the subject....Recommended for high school and college collections, as well as scholars interested in further study and research of the Nobel Prize-winning writer."-MultiCultural Review
"Ihe Toni Morisson Encyclopedia has been assembled to help readers appreciate Morrison's achievements and negotiate her multilayered texts....Comprehensive collections will certainly want to acquire Ihe Toni Morisson Encyclopedia."-Reference & User Services Quarterly
"[T]his book would be an invaluable reference tool for a student working on an essay or dissertation about Morrison's work....[T]his volume would not look out of place in a range of collections, school libraries for the older reader, public and academic libraries."-Reference Reviews
"�T�his alphabetically arranged volume is helpful, easy to use, and well cross-referenced. Recommended. Academic collections."-Choice
"�A� worthwhile contribution to the subject....Recommended for high school and college collections, as well as scholars interested in further study and research of the Nobel Prize-winning writer."-MultiCultural Review
"�T�his book would be an invaluable reference tool for a student working on an essay or dissertation about Morrison's work....�T�his volume would not look out of place in a range of collections, school libraries for the older reader, public and academic libraries."-Reference Reviews
"�P�rovides a handy overview of her life as well as her literary acheivements....Although this work is geared toward university students, the lucid writing makes it appropriate for high school-level readers as well....A useful addition to most academic as well as larger public libraries."-Library Journal
?Intended for the scholar and the general reader....Suitable for academic and public libraries.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?[T]his alphabetically arranged volume is helpful, easy to use, and well cross-referenced. Recommended. Academic collections.?-Choice
?Older teen and adult Morrison fans will find it indispensable for exploring the concepts and sorting out the complexities of her work.?-VOYA
?[A] worthwhile contribution to the subject....Recommended for high school and college collections, as well as scholars interested in further study and research of the Nobel Prize-winning writer.?-MultiCultural Review
?Ihe Toni Morisson Encyclopedia has been assembled to help readers appreciate Morrison's achievements and negotiate her multilayered texts....Comprehensive collections will certainly want to acquire Ihe Toni Morisson Encyclopedia.?-Reference & User Services Quarterly
?[T]his book would be an invaluable reference tool for a student working on an essay or dissertation about Morrison's work....[T]his volume would not look out of place in a range of collections, school libraries for the older reader, public and academic libraries.?-Reference Reviews
?[P]rovides a handy overview of her life as well as her literary acheivements....Although this work is geared toward university students, the lucid writing makes it appropriate for high school-level readers as well....A useful addition to most academic as well as larger public libraries.?-Library Journal

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