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jserraglio
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Toni Morrison

Post by jserraglio » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:04 am

Just finished reading Morrison's second novel, Sula (1973), 174 pp of allusive prose (looking backward to the Bible & Homer, to Hawthorne & Poe, to Joyce, Woolf & Achebe and forward to August Wilson) and one of the most profound explorations of symbiotic friendship I have ever read. It pays tribute to but also critiques the culture of the fictional Ohio river town of Medallion, a lost Eden eaten up by an ever-encroaching urban/suburban wasteland: laying bare metaphorically the source of Demon Trump's demagogic power over those fated in our time to reside in the land of Nod.

In every way this novel struck me as a poetic blend of sensuality and confusion. If this little book is any indication of what she was to achieve in the more expansive and celebrated works that followed, Morrison deserved her Nobel Prize several times over.

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Re: Toni Morrison

Post by Belle » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:17 pm

jserraglio wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:04 am
Just finished reading Morrison's second novel, Sula (1973), 174 pp of allusive prose (looking backward to the Bible & Homer, to Hawthorne & Poe, to Joyce, Woolf & Achebe and forward to August Wilson) and one of the most profound explorations of symbiotic friendship I have ever read. It pays tribute to but also critiques the culture of the fictional Ohio river town of Medallion, a lost Eden eaten up by an ever-encroaching urban/suburban wasteland: laying bare metaphorically the source of Demon Trump's demagogic power over those fated in our time to reside in the land of Nod.

In every way this novel struck me as a poetic blend of sensuality and confusion. If this little book is any indication of what she was to achieve in the more expansive and celebrated works that followed, Morrison deserved her Nobel Prize several times over.
Sorry, but it takes two to tango in this destructive dance.

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Re: Toni Morrison

Post by jserraglio » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:18 am

Belle wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:17 pm
it takes two to tango in this destructive dance.
Don and Bob, a pair superannuated & besotted, take to the dance floor in Last Tango in D.C.. During the rare times he's not shuckin' and jivin', the Don gets his jollies buttering unsuspecting Twitter followers UP.

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Re: Toni Morrison

Post by Belle » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:31 pm

jserraglio wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:18 am
Belle wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:17 pm
it takes two to tango in this destructive dance.
Don and Bob, a pair superannuated & besotted, take to the dance floor in Last Tango in D.C.. During the rare times he's not shuckin' and jivin', the Don gets his jollies buttering unsuspecting Twitter followers UP.
Take the rest of the week off!!! :lol:

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