AP: Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

En esta foto del 5 de abril de 1994, Toni Morrison en la Iglesia Catedral de San Juan el Divino en Nueva York. La autora laureada con el Nobel de literatura falleció el lunes 5 de agosto del 2019 en el Centro Médico Montefiore en Nueva York, informó la editorial Alfred A. Knopf. Tenía 88 años. (AP Foto/Kathy Willens, Archivo)

August 6, 2019
HILLEL ITALIE

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ″Sula” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88.

Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York after a brief illness.

“Toni Morrison passed away peacefully last night surrounded by family and friends,” Morrison’s family said in a statement through the publisher. “She was an extremely devoted mother, grandmother, and aunt who reveled in being with her family and friends. The consummate writer who treasured the written word, whether her own, her students or others, she read voraciously and was most at home when writing.”

Source: AP
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Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ″Sula” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88.