Legendary author Toni Morrison covers the latest installment of the New York Times Magazine. The in-depth accompanying profile talks about the start of Morrison’s career, and her experiences as a black, woman author.
“What I’m interested in is writing without the gaze, without the white gaze,” she told me. “In so many earlier books by African-American writers, particularly the men, I felt that they were not writing to me. But what interested me was the African-American experience throughout whichever time I spoke of. It was always about African-American culture and people — good, bad, indifferent, whatever — but that was, for me, the universe.”
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