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This is my group's inspiration board. We are curating information about our favorite authors. It might be biographical information, inspiring quotes from or about the author.

134, Toni Morrison. Toni Morrison, ca. 2008. Photograph by Angela Radulescu Toni Morrison detests being called a “poetic writer.” She seems to think that the attention that has been paid to the lyricism of her work marginalizes her talent and denies her stories their power and resonance. As one of the few novelists whose work is both popular and critically acclaimed, she can afford the luxury of choosing what praise to accept. But she does not reject all classifications, and, in fact, embraces the title “black woman writer.” Her ability to transform individuals into forces and idiosyncrasies into inevitabilities has led some critics to call her the “D. H. We talked with Morrison one summer Sunday afternoon on the lush campus of Princeton University.

Outside, high canopies of oak leaves filtered the sunlight, dappling her white office with pools of yellowy light. You have said that you begin to write before dawn. What about your writing routine? Could you write after work? That was difficult. I do. Exactly. Toni Morrison Biography. Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist. Among her best known novels are 'The Bluest Eye,' 'Song of Solomon,' 'Beloved' and 'A Mercy.' Synopsis Born on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, editor and professor.

Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue and richly detailed African-American characters. Among her best known novels are The Bluest Eye, Sula, Song of Solomon, Beloved, Love and A Mercy. Morrison has won nearly every book prize possible and has also been awarded an array of honorary degrees. Background and Education Born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931, in Lorain, Ohio, Toni Morrison was the second oldest of four children. Living in an integrated neighborhood, Morrison did not become fully aware of racial divisions until she was in her teens. At Howard University, Morrison continued to pursue her interest in literature. Literary Star. Toni Morrison - Facts. Toni Morrison Refuses To Privilege White People In Her Novels! Toni Morrison Talks About Her Motivation For Writing. Books of The Times. Interview with Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou interview on HARDtalk - BBC News. Why Maya Angelou Disliked Modesty - Dawn Reiss.

“You may now kiss my cheek,” said Maya Angelou. Her deep voice hung in the air, filling the large dining room inside of her Harlem home. Stunned, I sat there for a minute. I had never been asked at the end of an interview to kiss someone else’s cheek. It was October 2008 and I had flown to New York after haggling for months for an interview for an in-flight magazine cover story. It said: Greeting & Introductions Dr. Although I had interviewed other celebrities, this list was a first. “Do you want water," Angelou asked as we sat down at her dining-room table, "or the world’s greatest apple juice? " Of course, I choose apple juice. I had worn a formal black suit and was trying not to sweat in her balmy second home, where rich hues of apple and amber contrasted with the dark wood and large African paintings.

Over the next few hours we talked about Angelou’s early beginnings and later years, about womanhood and life in a prejudicial culture. “It’s about courage and showing respect," she said. Maya Angelou Quotes (Author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) Caged Bird Legacy | The Legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou.

Edgar Allan Poe Museum : Poe's life, legacy, and Works : Richmond, Virginia. Usher. p34 36 master class atmosphere poe. Stories by Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Black Cat, and more. Welcome biography quotes summaries stories poetry forum gallery timeline wordlist guestbook bookstore links credits contact Short Stories by Edgar Allan Poe This is not a complete list of works by Poe. These are my favorite stories and ones I feel are important and should be read by more people. Several sites listed on the links page have complete collections of Poe's works online. "The Angel of the Odd" (1844) Comedy about being drunk"The Balloon Hoax" (1844) Newspaper story about balloon travel"Berenice" (1835) Horror story about teeth"The Black Cat" (1845) Horror story about a cat"The Cask of Amontillado" (1846) A story of revenge"A Descent Into The Maelstrm" (1845) Man vs.

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