Tuesday, 6 August 2019


This post isn't about BDSM or D/s or anything at all salacious I am afraid.

It is just to mark the death of Toni Morrison who may have been the greatest American novelist of the last hundred years or so. If she had been male and white then perhaps she would be more widely celebrated as such. Though to be fair she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. (But then again so was Bob Dylan. Not that I don't like Bob but, well...)

I think I may have quoted from her once long ago in a post on my Beau blog but I can't find it now or the reason for it.

I have looked for her books on my shelves and found a couple. Others may have been lent out long ago and never returned. I hope I may find time this summer to re-read her novels and perhaps read ones of hers I am yet to discover.

On a review just now I heard her being talked of as describing the black experience. No. She described the human experience. So wonderfully.

Thank you Toni.