Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Morrison's Beloved

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 17 Oct 2002

At 05:53 AM 10/17/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Brian said:
> > Toni Morrison is a hard read, period. She is a true challenge (moreso
> > that Faulkner). If my brain were bigger, I would enjoy her more. I do
> > not, however, consider her to be remotely hard-boiled.
>Thanks, Brian and Karin, for your comments on Toni Morrison. I think I'll
>pass on her for a while. I don't do well with the school of the obscure.

Just for clarity's sake, I'm not say that Morrison is obscure, I'm saying that she's difficult. I'd rather read Hemingway or Faulkner or Steinbeck if I'm going to work as hard as Morrison's writing requires one to work in order to get anything out of it.


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