Toni Morrison
#264 Overall Influence

Toni Morrison

Afro-American writer

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Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison , known as 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. In 1988, Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved ; she gained worldwide recognition when she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

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Bright Notes Study Guide to Beloved by Toni Morrison
  • Study Guide: Beloved

    As a novel set after the American Civil War, Beloved acknowledges the millions of lives taken on the Atlantic slave trade and recognizes the hardships that faced freed slaves. Moreover, Morrison encompasses the supernatural, community, self, and women-empowerment, and overall culture of both post-Civil War and post-Civil Rights America.

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Howard University
Howard University

University in Washington D.C.

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Cornell University
Cornell University

Private university in Ithaca

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Rutgers University
Rutgers University

Multi-campus American public research university in New Jersey, United States

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Princeton University
Princeton University

Private Ivy League research university in Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#66 World Rank #14 USA Rank
Literature