Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Quiz Book of the Year by Terry Kirwan. Take a fun time journey into the past with over questions about the year Visit yesteryear to discover what you remember and perhaps what has slipped your memory. Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , 21 pages. More Details Friend Reviews.
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Outside of her academic work, Morrison continued to write new works of fiction. Her next novel, Paradise , which focuses on a fictional African American town called Ruby, earned mixed reviews. In , Morrison branched out to children's literature. She has also explored other genres, writing the play Dreaming Emmett in the mids and the lyrics for "Four Songs" with composer Andre Previn in and "Sweet Talk" with composer Richard Danielpour in And in , The Bluest Eye , which initially had modest sales, became a literary blockbuster upon being chosen as the Oprah Book Club pick, going on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies.
Her next novel, Love , divides its narrative between the past and present.
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Bill Cosey, a wealthy entrepreneur and owner of the Cosey Hotel and Resort, is the center figure in the work. The flashbacks explore his community life and flawed relationships with women, with his death casting a long shadow on the present. A critic for Publisher's Weekly praised the book, stating that "Morrison has crafted a gorgeous, stately novel whose mysteries are gradually unearthed. In , Morrison announced she was retiring from her post at Princeton. She continued to explore new art forms, writing the libretto for Margaret Garner , an American opera that explores the tragedy of slavery through the true life story of one woman's experiences.
The work debuted at the New York City Opera in Once again, a woman who is both a slave and a mother must make a terrible choice regarding her child, who becomes part of an expanding homestead. In addition to her many novels, Morrison has crafted nonfiction as well. A champion for the arts, Morrison spoke out about censorship in October after one of her books was banned at a Michigan high school.
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She served as editor for Burn This Book , a collection of essays on censorship and the power of the written word, which was published that same year. She told a crowd gathered for the launch of the Free Speech Leadership Council about the importance of fighting censorship.
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As though a whole universe is being described in invisible ink," Morrison said. Morrison continued to be one of literature's great storytellers through her 80s. Mad Men. There was McCarthy. While writing the novel, Morrison experienced a great personal loss. Her son Slade died of pancreatic cancer in December The trio focused on the relationship between Othello's wife Desdemona and her African nurse, Barbary, in Desdemona , which premiered in London in the summer of We strive for accuracy and fairness.
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It probably helped that a couple of her more famous titles were adapted for TV. Which American novel took its title from a series of conflagrations in the late 15th century? Which notables published the following memoirs this year? As ever, some are more notable than others. Here are some more extraordinary words from the works of Anthony Burgess, Samuel Beckett, Vladimir Nabokov and other logorrheic writers.
In each case, match the definition to the word from the list below. The time of day when fowl are shut in, or twilight. A leading dancer in a corps de ballet.
Something that drives off the devil. A group of scholars, or a description of the intelligentsia. Who wrote these novels, which were first published in the following years? Swing Time Roger Lewis enjoyed a memoir by an anonymous West End theatre producer in January. Which theatre critic once got so refreshed at half-time that she went back into a different foyer, saw the second half of a different production — and thought it marvellous and experimental?
Human beings, it turns out, have taste receptors all over their bodies. Do men have them in their testicles? And from the same book, roughly how many different pasta shapes are there?
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John Profumo, Secretary of State for War, and year-old Christine Keeler did not have a sexual assignation in which car? John Profumo, Secretary of State for War, and year-old Christine Keeler did not have a sexual assignation in which of these cars? Which politician, whose fourth volume of memoirs was reviewed in September, revealed in his pages that he had really wanted to be Paul McCartney? Only one writer is said to be represented in nine of them.
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