Toni Morrison: Love

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  • Marion Treby (The Open University)

Toni Morrison’s eighth novel, Love, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2003, to a favourable reception, ten years after she became the first black woman and third black writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Morrison is Robert Goheen Professor of the Humanities at Princeton, and instigator of the Princeton Atelier, which encourages student participation in the creative arts. She also has considerable practical editorial experience, having worked in this capacity for Random House for more than twenty years, during which time she encouraged a number of Black writers including Angela Davis and Toni Cade Bambara. Not only have her academic prowess and editorial experiences contributed to her success as a novelist, b…

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Treby, Marion. "Love". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 November 2005
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