From an interview with Toni Morrison

From an interview with Toni Morrison:

The novel is not, she said, about slavery. ”Slavery is very predictable,” she said. ”There it is, and there’s some stuff about how it is, and then you get out of it or you don’t. It can’t be driven by slavery. It has to be the interior life of some people, a small group of people, and everything that they do is impacted on by the horror of slavery, but they are also people.” ‘Compassion Is Too Sloppy’

New York Times, August 26th, 1987

http://www.nytimes.com/books/98/01/11/home/14013.html

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