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The source of self-regard : selected essays, speeches, and meditations / Toni Morrison.

Morrison, Toni (author.). Turpin, Bahni, (narrator.).

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Norfolk Library CD 814.6 MOR (Text to phone) 36058140475696 Adult Book on CD Available -
Ridgefield Library 814.6 MORRISON (Text to phone) 34010144417168 Adult Nonfiction CD Checked out 10/25/2019

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Participant or Performer Note: Read by Bahni Turpin.
Summary, etc.: The source of self-regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, "black matter(s)," and human rights. She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the literary imagination, the Afro-American presence in American literature, and in her Nobel lecture, the power of language itself. And here too is piercing commentary on her own work (including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, and Paradise) and that of others, among them, painter and collagist Romare Bearden, author Toni Cade Bambara, and theater director Peter Sellars. In all, The source of self-regard is a luminous and essential addition to Toni Morrison's oeuvre.
Subject: Essays African American authors
Speeches, addresses, etc., American African American authors
Meditations African American authors
Essays Women authors
Speeches, addresses, etc., American Women authors
Meditations Women authors
Genre: Essays.
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