TITLE

Getting the Symbols

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Literary Cavalcade;Mar2004, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Author Toni Morrison didn't publish her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," until she was 39 years old, but once she got started, she quickly became one of the most important figures in American literature. In 1988, her stature was confirmed when she won the Pulitzer Prize for the book "Beloved," and then garnered the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. Morrison's narratives are like thick quilts stitched out of myth, biblical references, historical fact, and colloquialisms. Her characters are both symbols and real people, and her plotlines weave deftly between a world that readers recognize and one that is completely imagined. INSETS: READING FOR SYMBOLS;Your Turn!.
ACCESSION #
12276449

 

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