Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection–a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style, the literary prowess and moral compass that are Toni Morrison’s inimitable hallmark.
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In all, The Source of Self-Regard is a luminous and essential addition to Toni Morrison’s oeuvre.
Toni Morrison is the author of eleven novels, from The Bluest Eye (1970) to God Help the Child (2015).
A selection of Rebecca Solnit’s Harper’s commentary ranges from a writer on death row to the isolation at the heart of conservatism.
Becca Rothfeld ponders women waiting on love from the Odyssey to Tinder (Hedgehog Review).Shane Bauer’s visceral “My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard” (Mother Jones) and Sarah Stillman’s depiction of the havoc wreaked on young people’s lives when they are put on sex-offender registries (The New Yorker) examine controversial criminal-justice practices.And responses to the shocks of the recent election include Matt Taibbi’s irreverent dispatches from the campaign trail (Rolling Stone), George Saunders’s transfixing account of Trump’s rallies (The New Yorker), and Andrew Sullivan’s fears for the future of democracy (New York).In other considerations of the political scene, Jeffrey Goldberg talks through Obama’s foreign-policy legacy with the former president (The Atlantic), and Gabriel Sherman analyzes how Roger Ailes’s fall sheds light on conservative media (New York).Linking personal stories to the course of history, Nikole Hannah-Jones looks for a school for her daughter in a rapidly changing, racially divided Brooklyn (New York Times Magazine), and Pamela Colloff explores how the 1966 University of Texas Tower mass shooting changed the course of one survivor’s life (Texas Monthly).Before joining Wired, Thompson served as editor of New from 2012 to 2017.His 2009 book, The Hawk and the Dove: Paul Nitze, George Kennan, and the History of the Cold War, was published to critical acclaim.Edited by Hans Bertens, Theo D'haen, Joris Duytschaever, and Richard Todd. Groningen, The Netherlands: Martinus Nijhoff, 1988. The collection concludes with Zandria Robinson’s eloquent portrait of her father as reflected in the music he loved (Oxford American).Introduction, by Nicholas Thompson, editor in chief, Wired Acknowledgments, by Sid Holt, chief executive, American Society of Magazine Editors Delusion Is the Thing with Feathers, by Mac Mc Lelland, Audubon: Finalist—Feature Writing Worlds Apart, by Nikole Hannah-Jones, New York Times Magazine: Winner—Public Interest The Revenge of Roger’s Angels, by Gabriel Sherman, New York: Finalist—Reporting The List, by Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker: Finalist—Public Interest The Improvisational Oncologist, by Siddhartha Mukherjee, New York Times Magazine: Finalist—Reporting Trump Days, by George Saunders, The New Yorker: Finalist—Feature Writing President Trump, Seriously and “Appetite for Destruction” and The Fury and Failure of Donald Trump, by Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone: Finalist—Columns and Commentary Democracies End When They Are Too Democratic, by Andrew Sullivan, New York: Finalist—Essays and Criticism The Obama Doctrine, by Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic: Finalist—Reporting Yellowstone: Wild Heart of a Continent, by David Quammen, National Geographic: Finalist—Single-Topic Issue My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard, by Shane Bauer, Mother Jones: Winner—Reporting Bird in a Cage and The Ideology of Isolation and Giantess, by Rebecca Solnit, Harper’s Magazine: Winner—Columns and Commentary Ladies in Waiting, by Becca Rothfeld, The Hedgehog Review: Finalist—Essays and Criticism The Reckoning, by Pamela Colloff, Texas Monthly: Finalist—Columns and Commentary Listening for the Country, by Zandria F.