THE WILLIAM E. MASSEY SR. LECTURES IN AMERICAN STUDIES
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The William E. Massey Sr. Lectures in American Studies 1992

Playing in the Dark

Whiteness and the Literary Imagination

Toni Morrison (1931–2019) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and a Pulitzer Prize. The author of numerous critically acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, she was the Robert F. Goheen Professor in the Humanities, Emeritus, at Princeton University.

Awards & Accolades

  • Toni Morrison Is a 2000 National Humanities Medal Winner
  • Toni Morrison Is Winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature
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