The Origin of Others (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures): by Toni Morrison | Conversation Starters
The Origin of Others by Nobel prize- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison is based on the author’s lecture entitled “The Literature of Belonging.” The book deals with the author’s insight into the effects that literature, history, politics, and personal experiences have had on American culture regarding race. Morrison investigates the role authors such as Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner have on Americans perception of race. Morrison discusses her idea of “Othering,” which refers to those who have been cast out, the ones who are not accepted.
Released in September 2017, The Origin of Others has already received rave reviews, impressing both readers and critics.
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