Toni Morrison's ghostly 'Desdemona' blends
Los Angeles TimesToni Morrison's ghostly 'Desdemona' blends words and music in lyrical revision ...Los Angeles TimesFrom the merest suggestion in Shakespeare's "Othello" that Desdemona may have had an African maid as a girl, Toni Morrison imagines hidden dimensions in the mind and heart of the Senator's daughter who shocked Venice by marrying a Moor.
Posted on 9 October 2015 | 4:36 pm
'Othello' is re-imagined by Peter Sellars
89.3 KPCC'Othello' is re-imagined by Peter Sellars and Toni Morrison in 'Desdemona'89.3 KPCC... finds her own voice in a theater piece written by novelist and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, in collaboration with acclaimed theater and opera director Peter Sellars and African singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré. Speaking during a rehearsal break ...
Posted on 7 October 2015 | 4:29 pm
Toni Morrison: 'Men Thought That Women Just
JezebelToni Morrison: 'Men Thought That Women Just Gave Birth By Magic'JezebelToni Morrison was a featured guest at the New Yorker Festival on Friday in a conversation that touched on everything from the Charleston church shooting to writing about race and her theory on female gods. In a conversation with New Yorker critic ...
Posted on 6 October 2015 | 2:05 pm
Toni Morrison: 'We used to be called
The GuardianToni Morrison: 'We used to be called citizens. Now we're called taxpayers'The GuardianOn Friday night in New York, Toni Morrison held the audience rapt in a wide-ranging conversation with the New Yorker's theatre critic Hilton Als. Over the course of an hour and a half, the author – resplendent in a glittery headscarf – was funny ...Toni Morrison on Forgiveness, Segregation, and Why She'd Rather Be a Citizen ...New York Magazineall 2 news articles »
Posted on 5 October 2015 | 9:25 am
3000-page Primo Levi anthology includes Toni
3000-page Primo Levi anthology includes Toni Morrison introSioux City JournalIt also features an introduction from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison. "The Complete Works of Primo Levi" is a 3-volume set of writings by the late Italian author and Auschwitz survivor whose memoir "If This is a Man" remains a standard work of Holocaust ...
Posted on 4 October 2015 | 11:02 am
The Bearable Lightness of Michael Dirda
Not literally—he grew up in Lorain, Ohio, whereas I’m from the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. He is also 30 years older than I am, though in a coincidence, my father grew up in Lorain, a town that also produced Toni Morrison. He claims to dislike ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:08 pm
The Fire This Time: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s
The literary device employed is no coincidence. Toni Morrison has anointed Coates as the successor to James Baldwin, and while that is a heavy burden for any 40 year old to bear, it is one that he just might manage to handle with grace. Despite having ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:55 pm
8 Books to Add to the Modern Brown Girl
Eventually, I found Toni Morrison, Dr. Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Zora Neale Hurston, and more. I fell in love. It is no secret that women—particularly women of color—are coming for the old guard in literary and genre-specific writing circles and ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:02 pm
10 popular grammar myths debunked by a
The following sentence appeared in the verbal section of a 2002 College Board exam, and students were asked to identify an error if there was one: Toni Morrison's genius enables her to create novels that arise from and express the injustices African ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:29 am
International network France 24 spotlights
From the glamour of the Cannes film festival to 25 th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, to interviews with George Clooney, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Toni Morrison and Quincy Jones and so many more, "Encore!" is aimed at taking you to the ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:11 am