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The measure of our lives : a gathering of wisdom

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"This inspirational book juxtaposes quotations, one to a page, drawn from Toni Morrison's entire body of work, both fiction and nonfiction--from The Bluest Eye to God Help the Child, from Playing in the Dark to The Source of Self-Regard--to tell a story of self-actualization. It aims to evoke the totality of Toni Morrison's literary vision. Its sequence of flashes of revelation--remarkable for their linguistic felicity, keenness of psychological observation, and philosophical profundity--addresses issues of abiding interest in Morrison's work: the reach of language for the ineffable; transcendence through imagination; the self and its discontents; the vicissitudes of love; the whirligig of memory; the singular power of women; the original American sin of slavery; the bankruptcy of racial oppression; the humanity and art of black people"--

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Bell Memorial Library - Nunda 813.4 MOR (Text)
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1001 . ‡aMorrison, Toni, ‡eauthor.
24514. ‡aThe measure of our lives : ‡ba gathering of wisdom / ‡cToni Morrison ; foreword by Zada Smith.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bAlfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House, ‡c2019.
300 . ‡a129 pages ; ‡c18 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
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500 . ‡aA version of the foreword first appeared as "Daughters of Toni: A Remembrance" by Zadie Smith in PEN America as part of "Tribute to Toni Morrision (1931-2019)" on August 7, 2019.
520 . ‡a"This inspirational book juxtaposes quotations, one to a page, drawn from Toni Morrison's entire body of work, both fiction and nonfiction--from The Bluest Eye to God Help the Child, from Playing in the Dark to The Source of Self-Regard--to tell a story of self-actualization. It aims to evoke the totality of Toni Morrison's literary vision. Its sequence of flashes of revelation--remarkable for their linguistic felicity, keenness of psychological observation, and philosophical profundity--addresses issues of abiding interest in Morrison's work: the reach of language for the ineffable; transcendence through imagination; the self and its discontents; the vicissitudes of love; the whirligig of memory; the singular power of women; the original American sin of slavery; the bankruptcy of racial oppression; the humanity and art of black people"-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
60010. ‡aMorrison, Toni ‡vQuotations.
650 0. ‡aSelf-actualization (Psychology) ‡vQuotations.
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7001 . ‡aSmith, Zadie, ‡eforeword.
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