The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9780307278449
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Vintage Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of Pecola Breedlove profiles an eleven-year-old African-American girl growing up in an America that values blue-eyed blondes and the tragedy that results from her longing to be accepted.

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 215
ISBN: 1417664665
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Turtleback Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The story of Pecola Breedlove profiles an eleven-year-old Black girl growing up in an America that values blue-eyed blondes and the tragedy that results from her longing to be accepted.

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9780307278449
Available:
Release: 1993
Editor: Vintage Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The story of Pecola Breedlove profiles an eleven-year-old African-American girl growing up in an America that values blue-eyed blondes and the tragedy that results from her longing to be accepted.

The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye   Toni Morrison
Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9781438113708
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Release: 2007
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A child's descent into madness was explored in Eye.

Sula

Sula
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780307388131
Available:
Release: 2007-07-24
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. “Extravagantly beautiful. . . . A howl of love and rage, playful and funny as well as hard and bitter.” —The New York Times 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.

Jazz

Jazz
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780307388100
Available:
Release: 2007-07-24
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Transforms a familiar refrain of jilted love into a bold, sustaining time of self-knowledge and discovery. Its rhythms are infectious.” —People In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe’s wife, Violet, attacks the girl’s corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life. "The author conjures up worlds with complete authority and makes no secret of her angst at the injustices dealt to black women.” —The New York Times Book Review

Toni Morrison Box Set The Bluest Eye Song of Solomon Beloved

Toni Morrison Box Set  The Bluest Eye  Song of Solomon  Beloved
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 928
ISBN: 0593082168
Available:
Release: 2019-10-29
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye
Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 129
ISBN: 9781438130439
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
Author: Christopher Hubert
Pages: 140
ISBN: 9780738672380
Available:
Release: 2015-04-24
Editor: Research & Education Assoc.
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

REA's MAXnotes for Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, A Novel MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Goodness and the Literary Imagination

Goodness and the Literary Imagination
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780813943633
Available:
Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: University of Virginia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What exactly is goodness? Where is it found in the literary imagination? Toni Morrison, one of American letters’ greatest voices, pondered these perplexing questions in her celebrated Ingersoll Lecture, delivered at Harvard University in 2012 and published now for the first time. Perhaps because it is overshadowed by the more easily defined evil, goodness often escapes our attention. Recalling many literary examples, from Ahab to Coetzee’s Michael K, Morrison seeks the essence of goodness and ponders its significant place in her writing. She considers the concept in relation to unforgettable characters from her own works of fiction and arrives at conclusions that are both eloquent and edifying. In a lively interview conducted for this book, Morrison further elaborates on her lecture’s ideas, discussing goodness not only in literature but in society and history—particularly black history, which has responded to centuries of brutality with profound creativity. Morrison’s essay is followed by a series of responses by scholars in the fields of religion, ethics, history, and literature to her thoughts on goodness and evil, mercy and love, racism and self-destruction, language and liberation, together with close examination of literary and theoretical expressions from her works. Each of these contributions, written by a scholar of religion, considers the legacy of slavery and how it continues to shape our memories, our complicities, our outcries, our lives, our communities, our literature, and our faith. In addition, the contributors engage the religious orientation in Morrison’s novels so that readers who encounter her many memorable characters such as Sula, Beloved, or Frank Money will learn and appreciate how Morrison’s notions of goodness and mercy also reflect her understanding of the sacred and the human spirit.

A Study Guide for Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye

A Study Guide for Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410335524
Available:
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

CliffsNotes on Morrison s The Bluest Eye Sula

CliffsNotes on Morrison s The Bluest Eye   Sula
Author: Rosetta James,Louisa S. Nye
Pages: 104
ISBN: 0822002515
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Release: 1997-09-18
Editor: Cliffs Notes
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. CliffsNotes on The Bluest Eye & Sula covers two of Toni Morrison’s unforgettable novels. The Bluest Eye, Morrison’s first novel, focuses on Pecola Breedlove, a lonely, young black girl living in Ohio in the late 1940s. Through Pecola, Morrison exposes the power and cruelty of white, middle-class American definitions of beauty. Sula, Morrison’s second novel, focuses on a young black girl named Sula, who matures into a strong and determined woman in the face of adversity and the distrust, even hatred, of her by the black community in which she lives. Morrison delves into the strong female relationships and how these bonds nurture and threaten individual identity. This study guide will take you beneath the surface of Morrison’s complex characters to uncover their universal themes. Helpful background information about the author brings these novels into context for even greater understanding. Other features that help you study include Complete character lists A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Character analyses of major players Glossary of difficult terms Critical essays Review questions and essay topics Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Story Behind Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye

The Story Behind Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye
Author: Mary Colson
Pages: 56
ISBN: 1403482128
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Heinemann-Raintree Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Toni Morrisson The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrisson  The Bluest Eye
Author: Anonim
Pages: 12
ISBN: 9783638266024
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Release: 2004-04-06
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1 (A), Southern Connecticut State University (English Department), language: English, abstract: 'The Bluest Eye' is Toni Morrison’s first novel and was published in 1970. Toni Morrison uses modernist techniques of stream-of-consciousness, multiple perspectives, and deliberate fragmentation. Two different narrators tell the story. The first is Claudia MacTeer, who narrates in a mixture of a child’s and an adult’s perspectives, and the second is an omniscient narrator. Claudia’s and Pecola’s points of view are dominant, but the reader also sees things from other character’s points of view. The subtext of the first part of the novel ('Autumn' and 'Winter') suggests various topics. In my presentation, I mainly focus on the “Dick and Jane narrative” by means of which the novel opens. Furthermore, I will explore the themes “whiteness as the standard of beauty” and “seeing versus being seen” which are sometimes closely connected. 'The Bluest Eye' provides an extended depiction of the ways in which internalized white beauty standards deform the lives of black girls and women. Implicit messages that whiteness is superior are everywhere, including the white baby doll given to Claudia, the idealization of Shirley Temple, the consensus that light-skinned Maureen is cuter than the other black girls, and the idealization of white beauty in the movies. Pecola eventually desires blue eyes in order to conform with these white beauty standards imposed on her. However, by wishing for blue eyes, Pecola indicates that she wishes to see things differently as much as she wishes to be seen differently.

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 685
ISBN: 0965073580
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Eva s Man

Eva s Man
Author: Gayl Jones
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780807028995
Available:
Release: 2020-10-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imprisoned for the bizarre murder of her lover, Eva Medina Canada recalls a life tormented by sexual abuse and emotional violence. Eva's Man is Gayl Jones's second novel.

To Walk the Line

To Walk the Line
Author: David Quammen
Pages: 176
ISBN: OCLC:46358194
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Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Source of Self Regard

The Source of Self Regard
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780525562795
Available:
Release: 2020-01-14
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here is Toni Morrison in her own words: a rich gathering of her most important essays and speeches, spanning four decades. These pages give us her searing prayer for the dead of 9/11, her Nobel lecture on the power of language, her searching meditation on Martin Luther King Jr., her heart-wrenching eulogy for James Baldwin. She looks deeply into the fault lines of culture and freedom: the foreigner, female empowerment, the press, money, "black matter(s)," human rights, the artist in society, the Afro-American presence in American literature. And she turns her incisive critical eye to her own work (The Bluest Eye, Sula, Tar Baby, Jazz, Beloved, Paradise) and that of others. An essential collection from an essential writer, The Source of Self-Regard shines with the literary elegance, intellectual prowess, spiritual depth, and moral compass that have made Toni Morrison our most cherished and enduring voice.

Tar Baby

Tar Baby
Author: Toni Morrison
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307388155
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Release: 2007-07-24
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ravishingly beautiful and emotionally incendiary, Tar Baby is Toni Morrison’s reinvention of the love story. Jadine Childs is a black fashion model with a white patron, a white boyfriend, and a coat made out of ninety perfect sealskins. Son is a black fugitive who embodies everything she loathes and desires. As Morrison follows their affair, which plays out from the Caribbean to Manhattan and the deep South, she charts all the nuances of obligation and betrayal between blacks and whites, masters and servants, and men and women.

The Power of One

The Power of One
Author: Bryce Courtenay
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781459620834
Available:
Release: 2011-05-20
Editor: ReadHowYouWant.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First with your head and then with your heart ...So says Hoppie Groenewald, boxing champion, to a seven-year-old boy who dreams of being the welterweight champion of the world. For the young Peekay, its a piece of advice he will carry with him throughout his life. Born in a South Africa divided by racism and hatred, this one small boy will come to lead all the tribes of Africa. Through enduring friendships with Hymie and Gideon, Peekay gains the strength he needs to win out. And in a final conflict with his childhood enemy, the Judge, Peekay will fight to the death for justice.