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Toni morrison Nobel Prize lecture 1993 Toni morrison Open Book Series

Toni Morrison

Word-work is sublime, she thinks, because it is generative; it makes meaning that secures our difference, our human difference - the way in which we are like no other life. We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.
Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize Lecture

We first approached this hugely influential American writer to ask her if she would consider allowing us to produce the first ever book edition of her deeply moving Nobel Prize Lecture. She not only gave us permission for that book, she followed it up by permitting us to produce a one-off handbound concertina publication of the final chapter of Beloved, a stunning poem which captures the grief and endurance of African American history.

These beautiful, inspiring books make the perfect gift for any writer or admirer of Toni Morrison’s works. On receipt of her complimentary books, the author was so delighted that she herself subsequently bought a number of further copies for personal acquaintances.

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“Toni Morrison… in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality. Toni Morrison is a literary artist of the first rank. She delves into the language itself, a language she wants to liberate from the fetters of race. And she addresses us with the lustre of poetry.
The Swedish Academy Nobel Press Release

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Nobel Lecture

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