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Book Information: Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon (1977) [Novel]
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Song of Solomon begins with one of the most arresting scenes in our century's literature: a dreamlike tableau depicting a man poised on a roof, about to fly into the air, while cloth rose petals swirl above the snow-covered ground and, in the astonished crowd below, one woman sings as another enters premature labor. The child born of that labor, Macon (Milkman) Dead, will eventually come to discover, through his complicated progress to maturity, the meaning of the drama that marked his birth.

Original title: Song of Solomon
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionFantasyLiterary FantasyMagical Realism
FictionGeneral FictionBlack (african-american)

Notes:

  • An Oprah Book Club selection, 1996.

Edition #1: Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon (1977)
Awards: National Book Critics' Circle Award (1977)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Toni Morrison has created a fanciful world here - a universe where ghosts exist, where a dead man's bones are kept in the living room, where a young woman dies of heartbreak, and a grown man wills himself to fly...She has an impeccable sense of emotional detail. She's the most sensible lyrical writer around today." Philadelphia Inquirer
  • "Morrison dazzles...She creates a black community strangely unto itself yet never out of touch with the white world....With an ear as sharp as glass she has listened to the music of black talk and uses it as a palette knife to create black lives and to provide some of the best fictional dialogue around today....a beautiful balance between language and thought." The Nation
  • "Toni Morrison is an extraordinarily good writer. Two pages into anything she writes one feels the power of her language and the emotional authority behind that language....One closes the book warmed through by the richness of its sympathy, and by its breathtaking feel for the nature of sexual sorrow." Village Voice
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Song of Solomon (June 8, 2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9781400033423
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8 x 0.8 in
Pages: 352

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Song of Solomon (August 26, 2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Madison, WI
Publisher: Demco Media
ISBN: 9780606313063
Dimensions: 5 x 8 x 1 in

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Song of Solomon (October 1999)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Tempe, AZ
Publisher: Sagebrush Education Resources
ISBN: 9780613014816
Dimensions: 6.4 x 8.2 x 1.2 in

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Song of Solomon (November 14, 1995)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Everyman's Library
ISBN: 9780679445043
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.3 x 1.1 in
Pages: 416

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Song of Solomon (June 1994)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Curley & Associates
ISBN: 9780792719366
Dimensions: 5.8 x 8.8 x 1.2 in
Notes: Large print edition.

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Song of Solomon (May 1994)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: John Curley & Associates
ISBN: 9780792719359
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 x 1 in
Notes: Large print edition.

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Song of Solomon (September 1, 1987)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Plume (Penguin)
ISBN: 9780452260115
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8.1 x 0.9
Pages: 337

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Song of Solomon (August 12, 1977)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780394497846
Dimensions: 5.9 x 8.6 x 1.2 in
Pages: 352

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