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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations (Vintage International)

Here is Toni Morrison in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades. 

“Profoundly insightful. . . . Speaks to today’s social and political moment as directly as this morning’s headlines.” —NPR

These pages give us her searing prayer for the dead of 9/11, her Nobel lecture on the power of language, her searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., her heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. She looks deeply into the fault lines of culture and freedom: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, “black matter(s),” human rights, the artist in society, the Afro-American presence in American literature. And she turns her incisive critical eye to her own work (The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, Paradise) and that of others.

An essential collection from an essential writer, The Source of Self-Regard shines with the literary elegance, intellectual prowess, spiritual depth, and moral compass that have made Toni Morrison our most cherished and enduring voice.

Toni Morrison is the author of eleven novels, from The Bluest Eye (1970) to God Help the Child (2015). She received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and in 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She died in 2019.

ISBN: 9780525562795

ISBN-10: 9780525562795

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 01/14/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 01/14/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 368

Language: English

Categories

Literary Collections / Speeches

Literary Collections / Essays

Literary Collections / American / African American

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