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The Resource The bluest eye; : a novel

The bluest eye; : a novel

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The bluest eye; : a novel
Title
The bluest eye;
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Toni Morrison
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Language
eng
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Character
Review
  • To commemorate Morrison's winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, Knopf here republishes her full canon of novels. This edition of The Bluest Eye (1970) contains a new afterword by the author. The boxed set also includes The Bluest Eye, along with Sula (1974), Song of Solomon (1977), Tar Baby (1981), Beloved (1987), and Jazz (1992). If your originals are shot, the boxed set is an easy way to replace them all.
  • This soil," concludes the young narrator of this quiet chronicle of garrotted innocence, "is bad for all kinds of flowers. Certain seeds it will not nurture, certain fruit it will not bear." And among the exclusions of white rural Ohio, echoed by black respectability, is ugly, black, loveless, twelve-year-old Pecora. But in a world where blue-eyed gifts are clucked over and admired, and the Pecoras are simply not seen, there is always the possibility of the dream and wish--for blue eyes. Born of a mother who adjusted her life to the clarity and serenity of white households and "acquired virtues that were easy to maintain" and a father, Cholly, stunted by early rejections and humiliations, Pecora just might have been loved--for in raping his daughter Cholly did at least touch her. But "Love is never better than the lover," and with the death of her baby, the child herself, accepting absolutely the gift of blue eyes from a faith healer (whose perverse interest in little girls does not preclude understanding), inches over into madness. A skillful understated tribute to the fall of a sparrow for whose small tragedy there was no watching eye. (Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 1970)
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046251
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1931-2019
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Morrison, Toni
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • African Americans
  • Girls
  • Ohio
Label
The bluest eye; : a novel
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
164 p.
Isbn
9780030850745
Lccn
79117270
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  • (Sirsi) i9780030850745
  • (OCoLC)100866
Label
The bluest eye; : a novel
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
164 p.
Isbn
9780030850745
Lccn
79117270
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780030850745
  • (OCoLC)100866

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