The Dancing Mind

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The Dancing Mind

Speech Upon Acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished C Ontribution to American Letters

By Toni Morrison

Knopf Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780375400322, 24pp.

Publication Date: December 24, 1996

Description

On the occasion of her acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters on the sixth of November, 1996, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison speaks with brevity and passion to the pleasures, the difficulties, the necessities, of the reading/writing life in our time.



About the Author
Toni Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1993 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She lives in Rockland County, New York, and Princeton, New Jersey.