Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches and Meditations

 13.50

by Toni Morrison

“She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truth-teller. She was a magician with language, who understood the power of words.” – Oprah Winfrey

A vital non-fiction collection from one of the most celebrated and revered American writers

Mouth Full of Blood: Essays, Speeches and Meditations

Spanning four decades, these essays, speeches and meditations interrogate the world around us. They are concerned with race, gender and globalisation. The sweep of American history and the current state of politics. The duty of the press and the role of the artist. Throughout Mouth Full of Blood our search for truth, moral integrity and expertise is met by Toni Morrison with controlled anger, elegance and literary excellence.

The collection is structured in three parts and these are heart-stoppingly introduced by a prayer for the dead of 9/11, a meditation on Martin Luther King and a eulogy for James Baldwin. Morrison’s Nobel lecture, on the power of language, is accompanied by lectures to Amnesty International and the Newspaper Association of America.

She speaks to graduating students and visitors to both the Louvre and America’s Black Holocaust Museum. She revisitsThe Bluest Eye, Sula and Beloved; reassessing the novels that have become touchstones for generations of readers.

About the Author

Toni Morrison was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 12.9 × 3.2 × 19 cm

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