The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
Title The Bluest Eye PDF eBook
Author Toni Morrison
Publisher Vintage
Pages 226
Release 2007-05-08
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0307278441

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner—a powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity that asks questions about race, class, and gender with characteristic subtly and grace. In Morrison’s acclaimed first novel, Pecola Breedlove—an 11-year-old Black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others—prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment. Here, Morrison’s writing is “so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry” (The New York Times).

Toni Morrison Box Set

Toni Morrison Box Set
Title Toni Morrison Box Set PDF eBook
Author Toni Morrison
Publisher Vintage
Pages 905
Release 2019-10-29
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0593082230

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A box set of Toni Morrison's principal works, featuring The Bluest Eye (her first novel), Beloved (Pulitzer Prize winner), and Song of Solomon (National Book Critics Award winner). Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, Beloved transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. This spellbinding novel tells the story of Sethe, a former slave who escapes to Ohio, but eighteen years later is still not free. In The New York Times bestselling novel, The Bluest Eye, Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty and yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes, that she believes will allow her to finally fit in. Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. With Song of Solomon, Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as she follows Milkman Dead from his rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, introducing an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world. This beautifully designed slipcase will make the perfect holiday and perennial gift.

Sula

Sula
Title Sula PDF eBook
Author Toni Morrison
Publisher Knopf
Pages 193
Release 2002-04-05
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0375415351

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From the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner: Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. This brilliantly imagined novel brings us the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Nel and Sula's devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal—or does it end? Terrifying, comic, ribald and tragic, Sula is a work that overflows with life.

Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
Title Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye PDF eBook
Author Harold Bloom
Publisher Infobase Publishing
Pages 131
Release 2010
Genre African Americans in literature
ISBN 1438130430

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Discusses the writing of The bluest eye by Toni Morrison. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.

The Story Behind Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye

The Story Behind Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye
Title The Story Behind Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye PDF eBook
Author Mary Colson
Publisher Heinemann-Raintree Library
Pages 66
Release 2006
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 9781403482129

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Looks at how Toni Morrison's novel "The Bluest Eye" explores the themes of race and identity and discusses how the author continues the traditions of African American storytelling.

Paradise

Paradise
Title Paradise PDF eBook
Author Toni Morrison
Publisher Vintage
Pages 338
Release 2014-03-11
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0804169888

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The acclaimed Nobel Prize winner challenges our most fiercely held beliefs as she weaves folklore and history, memory and myth into an unforgettable meditation on race, religion, gender, and a far-off past that is ever present—in prose that soars with the rhythms, grandeur, and tragic arc of an epic poem. “They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time.” So begins Toni Morrison’s Paradise, which opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its genesis in an all-black small town in rural Oklahoma. Founded by the descendants of freed slaves and survivors in exodus from a hostile world, the patriarchal community of Ruby is built on righteousness, rigidly enforced moral law, and fear. But seventeen miles away, another group of exiles has gathered in a promised land of their own. And it is upon these women in flight from death and despair that nine male citizens of Ruby will lay their pain, their terror, and their murderous rage. “A fascinating story, wonderfully detailed. . . . The town is the stage for a profound and provocative debate.” —Los Angeles Times

God Help the Child

God Help the Child
Title God Help the Child PDF eBook
Author Toni Morrison
Publisher Vintage
Pages 139
Release 2015-04-21
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0385353170

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A New York Times Notable Book • This fiery and provocative novel from the acclaimed Nobel Prize winner weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride’s mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that “what you do to children matters. And they might never forget.” “Powerful.... A tale that is as forceful as it is affecting, as fierce as it is resonant.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times