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Toni Morrison, Nobel laureate who transfigured American literature, dies at 88

Toni Morrison, Nobel laureate who transfigured American literature, dies at 88
Tuesday 6
22:54 2019

Toni Morrison, the Nobel Prize-winning novelist who conjured a black girl longing for blue eyes, a slave mother who kills her child to save her from bondage and other indelible characters who helped transfigure a literary canon long closed to African Americans, died Aug. 5 at a hospital in the Bronx. She was 88. Paul Bogaards, a spokesman for the publishing company Alfred A. Knopf, announced the death and said the cause was complications from pneumonia. Ms. Morrison spent an impoverished childhood in Ohio steel country, began writing during what she described as stolen time as a single mother and ...

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Summary: In books such as “The Bluest Eye” and “Beloved,” Ms. Morrison gave voice to the African American experience.

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