Toni Morrison

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It’s hard to imagine the literary world without Toni Morrison. Without her Beloved. Or her Sula. Her Song of Solomon or her Paradise.

Without stories that hang between destruction and redemption; without writing which is both hypnotic and deliberate, lyrical and stark. Without pages filled with myth and mystery, primal forces and peaceful reveries. Or characters who live in this world, and others who speak from the next.

Now, Morrison has a new novel. It’s called, simply, Love. Yes, it can be “a boring meaningless word,” she says. But it’s also “the most forceful human emotion that drives us to do all sorts of things.”


Toni Morrison, Professor of Humanities at Princeton University, and winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize in Literature. Her new book is “Love.”