The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations Toni Morrison

The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

Author: Toni Morrison
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Book Title
The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations
Author
Toni Morrison
ISBN
9780525521037
Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades. The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, "black matter(s)," and human rights. She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the literary imagination, the Afro-American presence in American literature, and in her Nobel lecture, the power of language itself. And here too is piercing commentary on her own work (including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, and Paradise) and that of others, among them, painter and collagist Romare Bearden, author Toni Cade Bambara, and theater director Peter Sellars. In all, The Source of Self-Regard is a luminous and essential addition to Toni Morrison's oeuvre.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Toni MorrisonPublisher: Knopf Publishing GroupPublished: 02/12/2019ISBN: 9780525521037Pages: 368Weight: 1.55lbsSize: 9.30h x 6.20w x 1.70dReview Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2018 pg. 41Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2018 pg. 138Publishers Weekly 12/03/2018Library Journal 01/01/0001 pg. 76Booklist 01/01/2019 pg. 31
Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.

The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, "black matter(s)," and human rights. She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the literary imagination, the Afro-American presence in American literature, and in her Nobel lecture, the power of language itself. And here too is piercing commentary on her own work (including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, and Paradise) and that of others, among them, painter and collagist Romare Bearden, author Toni Cade Bambara, and theater director Peter Sellars. In all, The Source of Self-Regard is a luminous and essential addition to Toni Morrison's oeuvre.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 02/12/2019
ISBN: 9780525521037
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.55lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.20w x 1.70d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2018 pg. 41
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2018 pg. 138
Publishers Weekly 12/03/2018
Library Journal 01/01/0001 pg. 76
Booklist 01/01/2019 pg. 31
Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.

The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, "black matter(s)," and human rights. She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the literary imagination, the Afro-American presence in American literature, and in her Nobel lecture, the power of language itself. And here too is piercing commentary on her own work (including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, and Paradise) and that of others, among them, painter and collagist Romare Bearden, author Toni Cade Bambara, and theater director Peter Sellars. In all, The Source of Self-Regard is a luminous and essential addition to Toni Morrison's oeuvre.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Toni Morrison
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 02/12/2019
ISBN: 9780525521037
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.55lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.20w x 1.70d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 09/01/2018 pg. 41
Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2018 pg. 138
Publishers Weekly 12/03/2018
Library Journal 01/01/0001 pg. 76
Booklist 01/01/2019 pg. 31