The Spirit and the Strength: A Profile of Toni Morrison

The Spirit and the Strength: A Profile of Toni Morrison

by Kevin Nance

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Posted 10.14.08

Kevin Nance
Pullquote: 
I’m not interested in art that is not in the world. And it’s not just the narrative, it’s not just the story; it’s the language and the structure and what’s going on behind it. Anybody can make up a story.

A writer doesn't work for four decades, publish ten books, and win the Nobel Prize without developing a healthy dose of skepticism. This attitude, combined with the confidence to disregard critics, has made Toni Morrison stronger than ever.