From the web: “Toni Morrison, ‘Beloved’ Author and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 88”

Toni Morrison, the 1993 Nobel laureate in literature, whose work explored black identity in America and in particular the experience of black women, died on Monday in the Bronx. She was 88. Her death, at Montefiore Medical Center, was announced by her publisher, Alfred A. Knopf.

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