Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection–a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.
The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison’s inimitable hallmark.
My areas of special knowledge are iconography—the diffusion of ideas through pictures—and the history of literary interpretation—the history of reading as a form of human thought. Review Article: "Recent English Translations of La Princesse de Clèves, " EMF: Studies in Early Modern France. "Une Moult Grande Signifiance: Providence and Madness in Froissart's Chroniques," EMF: Studies in Early Modern France. Émile Mâle Memorial Lectures in Christian Iconography (University of Chicago) Case Western Reserve University Northwestern University: The Writing Program University of Chicago Law School Claremont Graduate University: Conference: Exile: Medieval Topos/ Modern Reality University of Illinois, Chicago Judicial Institute of Maryland Loyola College in Maryland University of Maryland MMLA 1993 (French 1) University of Minnesota (Center for the Advanced Study of Language, Style, and Literary Theory) Northwestern University (NEH Seminar) Truman College (Chicago Architecture Seminar) Second International Word and Image Conference (Universität Zürich) Third International Word and Image Conference (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada) The Third International Word and Image Confererence is the subject of a review by Charlotte Schoell-Glass and Martin Heusser in Kunstchronik, 47 (October 1994): 641-652.
Prix du Rayonnement de la langue et de la littérature françaises, 1996 (Académie française) NEH Fellowship for College Teachers and Independent Scholars, 1996 NEH Summer Seminar (Northwestern University), 1987 Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1964 in Post-War Literatures in English: A Lexicon of Contemporary Authors. My paper, "Image as Argument: Vermeer's Artist in his Studio," is discussed on page 651.
A selection of Rebecca Solnit’s Harper’s commentary ranges from a writer on death row to the isolation at the heart of conservatism.
Becca Rothfeld ponders women waiting on love from the Odyssey to Tinder (Hedgehog Review).
It is divided into three parts: the first is introduced by a powerful prayer for the dead of 9/11; the second by a searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., and the last by a heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin.
In the writings and speeches included here, Morrison takes on contested social issues: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, “black matter(s),” and human rights.
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