'Dazzling... Magical... An extraordinary work' New York Times
About the Author
Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.
She is the author of many novels, including The Bluest Eye,
Beloved (made into a major film), Paradise and
Love. She has also received the National Book Critics Circle
Award and a Pulitzer Prize for her fiction.
'Toni Morrison was a giant of her times and ours...
Beloved is a heartbreaking testimony to the ongoing ravages
of slavery, and should be read by all'
'I adored her honesty. I admired the way she occupied her space in
the world. I believed her'
'[Toni Morrison] led and we followed, and she showed us the beauty
of the language, and the power that was unleashed when that beauty
was allied to a great heart and a ferocious mind'
'No other writer in my lifetime, or perhaps ever, has married so
completely an understanding of the structures of power with
knowledge of the human heart'
'Toni Morrison is the greatest chronicler of the American
experience that we have ever known'
'Morrison is, to me, the best writer the English-speaking world has
'Morrison's legacy in commemorating slavery's survivors will endure
and uplift for centuries to come'
'Her every word a caress, her every sentence an embrace, her every
paragraph, a cupping of her hands around our faces that said: I
know you, I see you, we are together'
'I have never read anyone else like her . . . She was an opener of
doors, doors that seemed they might always be shut, doors shut so
tight they seemed not to be doors at all'
'Her legacy is total excellence . . . she is magnificent, her
emotional intelligence is second to none and her bravery was equal
to her artistry'
'Morrison almost single-handedly took American fiction forward in
the second half of the twentieth century'
'[Toni Morrison's] irreverence was godly' * Guardian *
A beautiful book and it's beautifully written -- Kit de Waal * Good
Housekeeping UK *
A magnificent achievement...an American masterpiece -- A.S. Byatt *
A triumph -- Margaret Atwood * New York Times Book Review *
She melds horror and beauty in a story that will disturb the mind
forever * Sunday Times *
Toni Morrison is not just an important contemporary novelist but a
major figure in our national literature * New York Review of Books
A work of genuine force. . .Beautifully written * Washington Post
There is something great in Beloved:
a play of human voices,
consciously exalted, perversely stressed, yet holding true. It gets
you * The New Yorker *
Superb. . .A profound and shattering story that carries the
weight of history. . .Exquisitely told
* Cosmopolitan *