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The Measure of Our Lives

(2019)
A Gathering of Wisdom
A non fiction book by

 
 
At once the ideal introduction to Toni Morrison and a lovely and moving keepsake for her devoted readers: a treasury of quotations from her work. With a foreword by Zadie Smith.

"She was our conscience. Our seer. Our truthteller." --Oprah Winfrey


This inspirational book juxtaposes quotations, one to a page, drawn from Toni Morrison's entire body of work, both fiction and nonfiction--from The Bluest Eye to God Help the Child, from Playing in the Dark to The Source of Self-Regard--to tell a story of self-actualization. It aims to evoke the totality of Toni Morrison's literary vision.

Its compelling sequence of flashes of revelation--stunning for their linguistic originality, keenness of psychological observation, and philosophical profundity--addresses issues of abiding interest in Morrison's work: the reach of language for the ineffable; transcendence through imagination; the self and its discontents; the vicissitudes of love; the whirligig of memory; the singular power of women; the original American sin of slavery; the bankruptcy of racial oppression; the complex humanity and art of black people. The Measure of Our Lives brims with elegance of style and mind and moral authority.



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Hardback Editions

December 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom
Author(s): Toni Morrison
ISBN: 0-525-65929-3 / 978-0-525-65929-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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December 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom
Author(s): Toni Morrison
ISBN: 0-7352-8023-1 / 978-0-7352-8023-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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Kindle Editions

December 2019 : USA, Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom
Author(s): Toni Morrison
Publisher: Knopf
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December 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Measure of Our Lives: A Gathering of Wisdom
Author(s): Toni Morrison
Publisher: Knopf Canada
Availability: Amazon CA