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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations Paperback – 14 January 2020

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (14 January 2020)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525562796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525562795
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2 x 20.3 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 263 g
  • Customer Reviews: 4.8 out of 5 stars209 customer ratings
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 239,522 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Morrison is more than the standard bearer of American literature. She is our greatest singer. And this book is perhaps her most important song." --The New York Times

"Dazzlingly heady and deeply personal--a rumination on her literary career and artistic mission, which is to reveal and honor the aching beauty and unfolding drama of African American life." --O, The Oprah Magazine

"A piercing and visionary analyst of history, society, literature, language, and, always, race. . . . The book explodes into pure brilliance." --The Boston Globe

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"Her critical mind is as original as her literary vision. . . . Morrison's style is, for the most part, stately, not so much ornate as complex, not so much stentorian as insistent, authoritative, often fierce. . . . Morrison is not simply a narrative spellbinder. . . . She is also a thundering prophet for our time." --Commonweal

"The Source of Self-Regard is a must-read." --Essence

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"Give[s] insight into Morrison not just as a master of American folklore and the novel but also as a keen observer of humankind." --Vogue

"A priceless record of an original thinker's attempt to grapple with some of the hardest and most intractable questions of our time, of language, and of the human condition. . . . Toni Morrison's collection of nonfiction makes a striking contribution to American letters and to an understanding of her own rich and complicated fiction." --Christian Century

"Utterly timely. . . . The Nobel laureate and author of Beloved is fearless and insightful in essays on race, literature, love and more. . . . The Source of Self-Regard moves with courage and assurance." --Tampa Bay Times

"Lucid, stunning . . . offers not just a glimpse at a master novelist's and intellectual's inner workings, but lays bare the mantle which those of us who write might pick up. . . . With this book, the Queen of American Letters has again blessed us with a work that is profound, soaring, intimate, and gives us permission to become the source of our self-regard." --Bitch

"Morrison has proved herself to be both gift and necessity to our cultural consciousness. . . . [She is] one of our most incisive cultural critics." --The Root

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About the Author

Toni Morrison is the author of eleven novels, from The Bluest Eye (1970) to God Help the Child (2015). She received the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and in 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She died in 2019.

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