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Toni Morrison Passes Away

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Margalit Fox, writing at The New York Times:

    Toni Morrison, the 1993 Nobel laureate in literature, whose acclaimed, best-selling work explored black identity in America and in particular the experience of black women, died on Monday in the Bronx. She was 88.

    Her death, at Montefiore Medical Center, was announced by her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf. A spokeswoman said the cause was complications of pneumonia. Ms. Morrison lived in Grand View-on-Hudson, N.Y.

    I think about this quote from Song of Solomon all the time:

    Perhaps that’s what all human relationships boil down to: Would you save my life? or would you take it?


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  2. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

  3. Anna Acosta

    Listen to Staircase Spirits. Moderator

    Such an unbelievable loss. She will be missed. Grateful her work will live on.
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  4. Smittzerland

    First time long time (FKA musicfan9795) Prestigious

    Read Beloved in AP Lit in highschool. What a book.

  5. Turkeylegz


    She comes from my hometown of Lorain, Ohio! I can't express how much pride she instilled in our city!
    Her passing is felt in a big way. RIP