The Origin of Others by Toni Morrison
(The Charles Eliot Norton lectures, 2016)

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...linger in the mind longer than Morrison’s arguments are her bold and delicate literary juxtapositions...Though only slightly more than 100 pages, the book makes room for long quotations...
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What is race and why does it matter? Why does the presence of Others make us so afraid? America’s foremost novelist reflects on themes that preoccupy her work and dominate politics: race, fear, borders, mass movement of peoples, desire for belonging. Ta-Nehisi Coates provides a foreword to Toni Morrison’s most personal work of nonfiction to date.
 

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Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and a Pulitzer Prize. She is the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University.Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me.
 
Published September 11, 2017 by Harvard University Press. 124 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy, History. Non-fiction
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Her current novel in progress, she discloses, explores “the education of a racist—how does one move from a non-racial womb to the womb of racism”? As sharp and insightful as one would expect from this acclaimed author.

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Reviewed by Lidija Haas on Oct 18 2017

...linger in the mind longer than Morrison’s arguments are her bold and delicate literary juxtapositions...Though only slightly more than 100 pages, the book makes room for long quotations...

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