Monday, March 04, 2013

Morrison: Forget “Boobs and Butts”

Speaking to a roomful of Google employees last week, Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison didn’t mince words when it came to what she feels is important in writing. “When you write about physical attraction,” she said, “someone falling in love, or making love, it's just so relentlessly boring.”

Morrison cited an example from one of her best known works. “So why don’t you do something different?” The Huffington Post Reported. “When I wrote Beloved I had these guys watching Sethe (the main character) in a cornfield making love to this guy. You can’t see her, they can see the tops of the corn, and then the language goes on …. It’s all about corn. And I had a guy say I’ll never see corn the same way.”

You can read more about Morrison’s visit to Google here.


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