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Biblical Allusions Explained

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"Here are a few common Biblical allusions found in casual speech as well as more literary references. Can you identify the source story and how it is used in your cultural context?

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Obama's Favorite Books - Huffington Post

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Obama's Favorite Books Huffington Post Goodreads synopsis: Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly.
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Nora's Novel Ideas: Themes in Song of Solomon

Throughout the entire novel, there are continuous references to Milkman being Dead, both in terms of name and character. Upon Milkman's rebirth, he no longer can be called Dead, neither by name nor by personality.
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A Hard Working Students Hard Work: Car Rides & Family Dynamics

You see milkman observe shortly after the car ride that Pilate who is related to this big successful man Macon Dead, is a failure in a traditional sense, but still enjoys herself more than the Dead family.
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The Official Website of The Toni Morrison Society

The Official Website of The Toni Morrison Society | Song of Solomon | Scoop.it

"The Toni Morrison Society is a non-profit literary organization that consists of scholars and lay readers of Morrison's works from around the world."

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VIDEO: Charlie Rose - An hour with Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison

VIDEO: Charlie Rose - An hour with Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison | Song of Solomon | Scoop.it
An hour conversation with Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison about her publications.
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2010-2011 AP Literature and Composition Period 3: Milkman's Search ...

2010-2011 AP Literature and Composition Period 3: Milkman's Search ... | Song of Solomon | Scoop.it
Read the discussion blog of an (anonymous) English class where the topic is myth in Song of Solomon.
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Nobel Lecture by Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison won the Nobel Prize.  Listen to her 1993 Nobel Lecture here.  It's 33 minutes long, and she is a wonderful speaker.

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'Black Book' Captures African-American Experience

Toni Morrison edited this groundbreaking 1974 scrapbook of the African American experience. She might have been working on Song of Solomon at the same time.

 

Listen to the 8 minute NPR interview with Toni Morrison. 

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The African-American Mosaic Exhibition

The African-American Mosaic Exhibition | Song of Solomon | Scoop.it

A resource guide for the study of black history and culture from the Library of Congress.

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"Song of Songs," The Holy Bible: King James Version

Also known as "Song of Solomon," it's one of the shortest books in the Bible. Read it here.

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The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton

The People Could Fly by Virginia Hamilton | Song of Solomon | Scoop.it

Virginia Hamilton collected and retold American Black Folktales, including the magnificent and well-loved "The People Could Fly,"  a core myth in "Song of Solomon."

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The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia

The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia | Song of Solomon | Scoop.it
The Internet Archive allows you to download or stream this 2003 ebook by Elizabeth Beaulieu for a deeper understanding of Morrison's work and themes.
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Toni Morrison speaks up for free speech - Book Buzz

Toni Morrison speaks up for free speech - Book Buzz | Song of Solomon | Scoop.it
Find out why "Song of Solomon" was banned from a Texas prison.
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Toni Morrison - Toni Morrison: The Art of Fiction - The Morgan Library & Museum - Collections

Toni Morrison - Toni Morrison: The Art of Fiction - The Morgan Library & Museum - Collections | Song of Solomon | Scoop.it
Toni Morrison (b. 1931), Toni Morrison: The Art of Fiction, Typed manuscript with autograph corrections, ca. 1993, MA 5040 (RT @MorganLibrary: Another inspiring woman in honor of #IntlWomensDay!
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an idea in transit: Freud, Freud, Freud.

an idea in transit: Freud, Freud, Freud. | Song of Solomon | Scoop.it
I know that her mother died and she takes after her with an alarming likeness. She demands ... As an end note, I feel like there is immense potential in conducting a Freudian analysis of Ruth Foster Dead.
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Chelsea's IQs: The Use of Violence: Pilate vs. Macon Dead (the Elder)

I am writing ideas about how both Macon Dead and Pilate are violent, but their violence is somehow different. Macon Dead is portrayed as slapping his wife before he even drops his fork, because he is so angry in the moment ...
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Biblical Allusions Explained

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"Here are a few common Biblical allusions found in casual speech as well as more literary references. Can you identify the source story and how it is used in your cultural context?

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"Song of Solomon" is one of the most banned books in the U.S.

You can imagine why: the surface appearance of language and sex.

 

Lots of great information and links here about banned books.  Banned Books Week is in September.  "Song of Solomon" is #77 on ALA's  list of top 100 banned books.

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Opportunity, Affordability Lure More Blacks South : NPR

Recent census data indicates that Black Americans are moving away from Northern cities to Southern suburbs, reversing the pattern set by the Great Migration.

 

Read the transcript or listen to the 30 minute podcast from Talk of the Nation at NPR.

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Great Migration: The African-American Exodus North : NPR

Learn more about the Great Migration of 6 million African-Americans from the South the North from 1915-1970 in this 25 minute NPR podcast.

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The Root

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The Root is a daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary on today's news from a variety of black perspectives.

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Digital Schomburg | The New York Public Library

Digital Schomburg | The New York Public Library | Song of Solomon | Scoop.it

Digital Schomburg is the online branch of the Schomburg Library,  the New York Public Library's research institution devoted to the global black experience.

 

All yourself some time to peruse these links, videos, podcasts and images.

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Song of Solomon - Blues in A major

English project, lyrics adapted from portions of Toni Morrison's novel and song structure adapted from Hoodooman Blues.

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Toni Morrison Song of Solomon Interview

Toni Morrison talks about the source of the idea of people flying.

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