Born in Lorain, Ohio, and educated at Howard University and Cornell University, Morrison,… Morrison grew up in the American Midwest in a family that possessed an intense love of and appreciation for black culture.
She is the second of four children in a working-class, African-American family. Her father grew up in Georgia. When he was about 15, white people lynched two black businessmen who lived on his street. But he had seen them. And that was too traumatic, I think, for him.
He worked odd jobs and as a welder for U. Her family responded to what she called this "bizarre form of evil" by laughing at the landlord rather than falling into despair.
Morrison later said her family's response demonstrated how to keep your integrity and claim your own life in the face of acts of such "monumental crudeness. While teaching at Howard, she met Harold Morrison, a Jamaican architect, whom she married in She was pregnant with their second son when she and Harold divorced in Two years later she transferred to Random House in New York City, where she became their first black woman senior editor in the fiction department.
One of the first books she worked on was the groundbreaking Contemporary African Literaturea collection that included work by Nigerian writers Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe and South African playwright Athol Fugard.
She also published and publicized the work of Henry Dumas a little-known novelist and poet who was shot to death by a transit officer in the New York City subway in Alvin Beam reviewed it for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, writing, "Editors, like novelists, have brain children—books they think up and bring to life without putting their own names on the title page.
Morrison has one of these in the stores now, and magazines and newsletters in the publishing trade are ecstatic, saying it will go like hotcakes. She attended one meeting with a short story about a black girl who longed to have blue eyes.
Gottlieb would go on to edit most of Morrison's novels. Her third novel, Song of Solomonbrought her national acclaim. The book was a main selection of the Book of the Month Clubthe first novel by a black writer to be so chosen since Richard Wright 's Native Son in At its commencement ceremonies, Barnard College awarded to Morrison its highest honor, the Barnard Medal of Distinction, for writing novels that create "a new vision of American life.
In it, a looks-obsessed fashion model, Jadine, falls in love with Son, a penniless drifter who feels at ease with being black. InMorrison left publishing to devote more time to writing, and lived in a converted boathouse on the Hudson River. Morrison's first play, Dreaming Emmettis about the murder by white men of black teenager Emmett Till in It was inspired by the true story of an enslaved African-American woman, Margaret Garner a piece of history that Morrison had discovered when compiling The Black Book.
Garner had escaped slavery but was pursued by slave hunters. Facing a return to slavery, Garner killed her two-year-old daughter but was captured before she could kill herself.
Beloved was a critical success, and a best-seller for 25 weeks. New York Times book reviewer Michiko Kakutani wrote that the scene of the mother killing her baby is ''so brutal and disturbing that it appears to warp time before and after into a single unwavering line of fate.
Morrison's versatility and technical and emotional range appear to know no bounds. If there were any doubts about her stature as a pre-eminent American novelist, of her own or any other generation, 'Beloved' will put them to rest.
African-American conservative social critic Stanley Crouchfor instance, complained in his review in The New Republic  that the novel "reads largely like a melodrama lashed to the structural conceits of the miniseries", and that Morrison "perpetually interrupts her narrative with maudlin ideological commercials".
Forty-eight black critics and writers,   among them Maya Angelouprotested the omission in a statement that The New York Times published on January 24, That same year, Morrison took a visiting professorship at Bard College. Beloved is the first of three novels about love and African-American history, sometimes called the Beloved Trilogy.Dr.
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Who Is Toni Morrison? Born on February 18, , in Lorain, Ohio, Toni Morrison is a Nobel Prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, editor and professor.