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Toni Morrison
« on: July 07, 2003, 06:08:23 pm »
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Anyone else read her? I think she is brilliant, I love her work.  My fave book by her is 'Song of Solomon'.  I am getting ready to read 'Jazz'.  Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2003, 01:33:15 pm »
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I like her writing very much! She's sooo talented! her writing makes it so real..I've read Sula and Beloved, it was awesome.
What is Song of Solomon about?
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2003, 01:43:40 pm »
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YAY I am so glad you replied to this! 

Song of Solomon is about this man, I forget his name right now, and he is learning about the history of his family.  The basis of it is a lot of African american folklore, and the rumour in his fam that someone has buried a fortune in the mountains where his mom was freed from slavery.  Its his journey through life.  Its kind of hard to explain.  But I highly recommend it!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2003, 04:31:21 am »
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OK, I'll try and read it..
You should try to read Beloved, it deals with ghosts! lol
Or you can watch the movie 
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2003, 12:24:45 pm »
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I have read Beloved. I thought it was amazing. I didnt watch the movie however...I was very disapointed that they even attempted to make it.  there is just too much that cannot be captured in film.
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2003, 02:41:26 pm »
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I didn't really like Song of Solomon, probably mostly because I was forced to read it for school. She came and spoke at our school once though -- she's extremely cool.
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2003, 02:46:38 pm »
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OMG I am sooo jealous!  Are you on the East Coast?  I would LOVE to meet her.  I have seen panel discussions with her on Book CSpan and stuff, and i have read interviews, she seems so nice.  I think she is such a brilliant writer.  She is a teacher at Yale or Princeton or something,a dn I would love to study under her. 
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2003, 02:50:36 pm »
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Is she really? Wow, if I could get into Yale or Princeton....
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2003, 02:55:37 pm »
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Yah I think its Princeton now that i think about it.  I am an English major so it would be a dream come true!
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2003, 03:35:55 pm »
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So am I! Small world, eh?
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2003, 03:42:34 pm »
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Very cool! 
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2003, 04:37:20 pm »
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God! you're so lucky! meeting Toni Morrison! 

nfg: sorry, I didn't know you've read Beloved! I didn't see the movie but I've heard it was quite hard..I mean, harsh scenes..

What do you think of Beloved, I mean, the character?
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2003, 05:16:05 pm »
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Oh, uh, I didn't actually *meet* her, I just sat in a huge assembly and listened to her talk for a while. But it was still very cool!
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« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2003, 11:21:17 pm »
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Elwoth, no worries! 
I think that the character is exactly what a spirit of a murdered child would be like...I thought it was such an amazing story.  Very creepy but kind of spiritual at the same time.
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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2003, 05:05:10 am »
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PHF1138: sorry again...I read too fast sometimes  But you're still lucky!

nfg: I agree with you!
My fav part is the chapter where there's no punctuation at all, only words, as if the baby ghost really was thinking..I think this particular part is difficult to understand..Toni Morrison must have used lots of symbols I don't understand, lol.


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