Where possible, we are linking back to the original review while giving a summary of the major points made by individual reviewers.
The goal is to help readers of Morrison's works have a sense of how they were perceived immediately after publication. The responses, especially to Morrison's earliest novels, might be surprising to readers today who might assume that Morrison's works are widely, if not universally, appreciated.
Click on the links below to read reception histories for each of Morrison's novels. (In progress as of July, 2021)