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Song of Solomon

Morrison, Toni.

New York : Knopf, 1995.

xxv, 363 p. ; 22 cm.

In this celebrated novel, Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison created a new way of rendering the contradictory nuances of black life in America. Its earthy poetic language and striking use of folklore and myth established Morrison as a major voice in contemporary fiction.

Song of Solomon begins with one of the most arresting scenes in our century's literature: a dreamlike tableau depicting a man poised on a roof, about to fly into the air, while cloth rose petals swirl above the snow-covered ground and, in the astonished crowd below, one woman sings as another enters premature labor. The child born of that labor, Macon (Milkman) Dead, will eventually come to discover, through his complicated progress to maturity, the meaning of the drama that marked his birth. Toni Morrison's novel is at once a romance of self-discovery, a retelling of the black experience in America that uncovers the inalienable poetry of that experience, and a family saga luminous in its depth, imaginative generosity, and universality. It is also a tribute to the ways in which, in the hands of a master, the ancient art of storytelling can be used to make the mysterious and invisible aspects of human life apparent, real, and firm to the touch.

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ISBN:

9780679445043

ISBN:

0679445048

LC Call No:

PS3563.O8749 S6 1995

Dewey Class No:

813/.54 20

Author:

Morrison, Toni.

Title:

Song of Solomon / Toni Morrison ; with an introduction by Reynolds Price.

Publisher:

New York : Knopf, 1995.

Physical:

xxv, 363 p. ; 22 cm.

Series:

Everyman's library ; 216

Subject:

African American families--Fiction.

Subject:

African Americans--Fiction.

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