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The Corrections.

They don't have much else in common, but Philip Roth, John Updike and Toni Morrison do resemble one another in at least one respect: their ages. Roth is 75 this...

Lacrosse 110th Street

"If we're integrated, then why aren't there any white kids here?" That's what seven-year-old Jahseem Maxwell wanted to know, when his second-grade teacher,...

10 Questions for Toni Morrison

She's won the Pulitzer and Nobel prizes and recently received the PEN/Borders Literary Service Award. A new collection of her nonfiction, What Moves at the...

Read It and Weep

Stop reading! Oh, all right, you can keep reading that book — whatever it is (Jonathan Safran who?) — but you might as well know it's the wrong one. Maybe you...

Books: Love-Sick

It's prize-giving season again in the land of literature: the Nobel and the Booker both dropped this month, and the National Book Award finalists have been...

Books: Paradise Found

After finishing her sixth novel, Jazz, published in 1992, Toni Morrison began casting about for the subject of her next book. Constant reading, a habit and...

Cinema: Bewitching Beloved

Thin love ain't no love at all," says Sethe, the fiercely defiant runaway slave in Toni Morrison's Beloved. Oprah Winfrey's love for the book was thick, warm,...

Rooms of Their Own

Nearly everyone, including the author, was startled last week when the Swedish Academy awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature to the American novelist Toni...

TONI MORRISON: The Pain Of Being Black

Q. In your contemporary novels you portray harsh confrontation between black and white. In Tar Baby a character says, "White folks and black folks should not sit...

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