978-0-452-26011-5 / 9780452260115






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NATIONAL BESTSELLER. BOOK NUMBER: Z6011. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Toni Morrison was born in Lorain, Ohio. She is the author of five other novels: The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Beloved, which won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and Jazz. Song of Solomon won the 1978 National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. The winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature, she is Robert F. Goheen Professor, Council of the Humanities, Princeton University. AWARDS: 1978 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction; A Book-of-the-Month Club Selection; Oprah's Book Club. REVIEWS: "Lovely . . . a delight, full of lyrical variety and allusiveness . . . peopled with an amazing collection of losers and fighters, innocents and murderers, followers of ghosts and followers of money, all of whom add to the pleasure of this exceptionally diverse novel." - The Atlantic Monthly. "A cause for celebration . . . a remarkable novel that abounds with life . . . beautiful, funny, enormously moving, enchanting, laden with cunningly wrought mysteries. It is the best novel of the black experience in America since Invisible Man." - Book-of-the-Month Club News. "A literary jewel . . . an unusual dramatic story of the black experience in America . . . of unrequited loves and bitter hates, of truths and revenges, of intense loyalties." - Fort Wayne Gazette. "A handsome display of a major talent . . . Morrison's narration, accomplished with such patient delicacy, is both darkly tense and exuberant; fantastic events and symbolic embellishments simply extend and deepen the validity and grace of speech and character." - Kirkus Reviews. "Morrison dazzles . . . highly nostalgic . . . appealingly old-fashioned . . . She creates a black community strangely unto itself yet never out of touch with the white world . . . With an ear as sharp as glass she has listened to the music of black talk and uses it as a palette knife to create black lives and to provide some of the best fictional...

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