H06 - 
Toni Morrison and America
  In 1993 when the Swedish Academy awarded Morrison the Nobel Prize for literature they cited The Song Of Solomon , Beloved, and Jazz as instances of her excellence and importance. In this class we will read The Song of Solomon, a novel in which racial antagonism in America is a life and death struggle, literally, from the first page to the last. There is an epic strain in Morrison, a constant telling of the tale of a people, a nation, on the edge of extinction. That strain first appears in The Song of Solomon, and in many ways that novel remains Morrison's most compelling and comprehensive historical testimony, her most epic work.
Harvard University-Rosovsky Hall
3/16/2020, 3/23/2020