The Source of Self-Regard

Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations
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Author(s): Toni Morrison
Awards:2020-NonFiction-Longlist-Andrew Carnegie Medal,
New York Times Bestseller
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Released: Feb 12, 2019
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ISBN: #9781984840455
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Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades. The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison's inimitable hallmark. It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, "black matter(s)," and human rights. She looks at enduring matters of culture: the role of the artist in society, the literary imagination, the Afro-American presence in American literature, and in her Nobel lecture, the power of language itself. And here too is piercing commentary on her own work (including The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, and Paradise) and that of others, among them, painter and collagist Romare Bearden, author Toni Cade Bambara, and theater director Peter Sellars. In all, The Source of Self-Regard is a luminous and essential addition to Toni Morrison's oeuvre.

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Author(s): Toni Morrison
Narrator(s): Bahni Turpin
Product Number Z100139881
Released: Feb 12, 2019
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Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781984840486
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Author(s): Toni Morrison
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Released: Feb 12, 2019
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Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780525521112

Professional reviews

"Bahni Turpin is an experienced narrator whose strong voice makes her an excellent choice for this selection of essays by Toni Morrison. She delivers the author's meditations on social issues in a steady, firm tone that makes us feel like we are in a classroom, soaking up the wisdom of a beloved professor. Turpin's deliberate and precise narration further illuminates Morrison's insights about art, artists, and society. This is a title listeners can sink into whenever they are in need of intellectual stimulation. Fans of Toni Morrison will keep this on their playlists for years to come. M.R. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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