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RIP Toni Morrison, 1921-2019: Her works endure


It's all over the news this morning that the writer Toni Morrison died. The only African-American woman to win a Nobel Prize in Literature died in New York City at the age of 88.

As the late Kurt Vonnegut would say, not unsympathetically, so it goes.

It seems only fitting that the Magic Lantern just ended a short run of the documentary "Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am." That film, which was directed by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, was an exploration not just of what Morrison did or who she was but also of why and how she became the critically acclaimed writer she did.

As with all such artists when they pass, the one single bright spot is this: Her works will endure.

Maybe it's time go back and read them. For some of us, I would add — again.

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