Denard, founder of The Toni Morrison Society, opens the volume with an enlightening foreword in which she honors Morrison's
literary status as a writer of the first order.
The immediate result was the song Brown-Eyed Girl, which became a Top 10 hit and prompted Bang to release a collection of Morrison's
The book's "Life and Contexts" section will thus prove enormously useful for undergraduates seeking to grasp the larger historical and cultural movements in the second half of the twentieth century that shaped Morrison's
Henderson's "Refiguring the Flesh: The Word, the Body, and the Rituals of Being in Beloved and Go Tell It on the Mountain," Keith Byerman's "Secular Word, Sacred Hesh: Preachers in the Fiction of Baldwin and Morrison," and Babacar M'Baye's "Resistance against Racial, Sexual and Social Oppression in Go Tell It on the Mountain and Beloved" illuminate parallels between the ways that Baldwin's and Morrison's
works re-vision possible paths of redemption through which the physical and psychical wounds resulting from slavery and racism are healed.
This is probably why the least successful part of Morrison's
show--which also included three short films that combine found and original footage--was a trio of silk screens that reproduce rotted, damaged stills from Decasia and from the short Light Is Calling, 2003.
No 71-77 Southwark Street is, to use corporate jargon, Allies and Morrison's
new flagship office, built to house 170 staff and, one may assume, demonstrate their un-compromised design aspirations.
However, that offer still values Safeway stock 33% higher than its price the day before Morrison's
first bid was tabled.
She had also just been feted at the Third Biennial Conference and Tenth Anniversary Celebration of the Toni Morrison Society, an organization of teachers, scholars, and serious readers dedicated to studying and sharing Morrison's
removed aluminum radiators and condensers from vehicles five years ago, labor costs no longer allow that.
While the authors are certainly not the first to engage the subject of Morrison's
use of Western aesthetics, Conner feels the need to justify the volume in the face of Morrison's
attempts to distance herself from them.
Giving his findings after a fatal accident inquiry, Sheriff Craig Caldwell said staff failed to notice Mrs Morrison's
worsening condition after the second fall.
In perhaps one of the most important books on Morrison yet written, Duvall explores Morrison's
"struggle to fashion a useable identity" (101), primarily in her first four novels.