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The third novel from one America's most powerful writers turns 20 years old in 1997, but Song of Solomon long ago ascended to the top shelf in the ranks of great literature. This Everyman's Library hardcover edition of the Nobel Prize-winning Morrison's lyrical, powerful, and erudite novel contains a chronology that situates the book in its historical context, and an introduction from author Reynolds Price. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This new version of Morrison's 1977 novel is a fitting reminder of her early creative mastery. Song of Solomon is a powerful, sensual, and poetic exploration of four generations of a family mistakenly named Dead. Told through the eyes of "Milkman," a rare male protagonist in Morrison's wonderful catalog of unforgettable characters, we discover a century's worth of secrets, ghosts, and troubles. Milkman is faced with resolving the differing memories of his parents and his mysterious aunt Pilate, while questioning the historically charged realities thrown at him by the death of real-life victims of racism like Emmett Till as viewed by his lifelong friend Guitar. Lynne Thigpen was born to tell the author's stories, catching every lyrical note and each painful cry. A perfect marriage of author and reader, this will win new audiences and reassure audio veterans that by listening to books one truly can appreciate the magic of storytelling.
-Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo, NY
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I found this book to be as enjoyable and substantial as a tub of Crisco. At first glance, the product appears appetizing and delectable. Read morePublished on Aug. 14 2010 by peat moss
Song of Solomon fits well into the classic Toni Morrison genre of heart-wrenchingly poetic and painfully beautiful stories, but it is a bit different from her other works at the... Read morePublished on June 29 2004 by J. Karmel
In Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison takes the view - a common one - that we have to know our history to know ourselves. I don't really agree but in this case it makes a great story. Read morePublished on May 16 2004 by -_Tim_-
i highly recommend this book. her writing is absolutely incredible. she "gets it."Published on Dec 8 2003
A MUST READ. IT SHOULD BE MADE INTO A FILM. ONE OF MY FAVORITES. YOU LAUGH, YOU CHEER, YOU CRY. YOU FEEL!Published on Nov. 24 2003 by Kent Browning
This book tells the epic story of a African American family during the early part of the twentieth century. Read morePublished on Nov. 11 2003 by Amazon Customer
This book must be read. It's a quick read, hard to put down. The ending is slightly disappointing, however. The protagonist, Milkman, is a real person. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2003 by Zammy187
Toni Morrison has always been a writer that I wanted to read because she won the Nobel Prize, something that is rarely given to women. Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2003 by David Vidaurre