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Critic Nellie Y. McKay, a strong supporter of Toni Morrison's approach to fiction, celebrates her  imaginative flow and control of inner dialogue. Comparing her skills to those of James Joyce and  William Faulkner, McKay notes that Morrison has absorbed the styles and methods of significant  literary movements and periods, yet she remains true to her own understanding of what it means to  be black — to look through the collective eyes of an entire race. As Toni Cade Bambara says,  Morrison is "grand and majestic"; she is a writer who "courageously tackles the big issues all the  time. She's not small." By escaping Eurocentrism — that is, the Caucasian point of view — Morrison has liberated and  expanded literature in the same way that Jelly Roll Morton, Thelonious Monk, Cannonball Adderley, 
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