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Title: Toni Morrison, Acclaimed Writer, "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon," Dies at 88
Post by: darksurfer on August 06, 2019, 03:48:23 PM
Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize laureate, and winner of other literature awards, writer of masterpieces such as "Beloved," "Song of Solomon," "Jazz" and "Sula," died yesterday at age 88.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/books/toni-morrison-dead.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/books/toni-morrison-dead.html)

Her work predominately went into the African American experience, in particular the women with her poetic yet piercing interpretations and style.

I love her work. What a loss. :'(

(https://static01.nyt.com/images/2019/08/06/reader-center/06MORRISON/06MORRISON-superJumbo.jpg?quality=90&auto=webp)
Title: Re: Toni Morrison, Acclaimed Writer, "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon," Dies at 88
Post by: Corrine on August 07, 2019, 02:25:15 PM
Social media was filled with the same sentiment as you posted, Pete.  She was a lovely lady.
Title: Re: Toni Morrison, Acclaimed Writer, "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon," Dies at 88
Post by: Pete! on August 07, 2019, 03:04:58 PM
Acting Governor Sheila Oliver Directed the Lowering of U.S. and New Jersey Flags in Honor of Toni Morrison.
https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562019/approved/20190807a.shtml
Title: Re: Toni Morrison, Acclaimed Writer, "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon," Dies at 88
Post by: darksurfer on August 14, 2019, 02:13:36 PM
I love it.  8)

A writer of Toni's stature--worldwide, by the way--this is the least that can and should be done in her honor and memory.