[PDF/EPUB] The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

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The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain Ohio it tells the story of black eleven year old Pecola Breedlove Pecola prays for he Just a few days ago I happened to have a conversation with someone uite a well read person too who said uite casually almost in an offhand manner how he found books written by women uninteresting On prodding him for the reason behind his disinterest he replied that books written by women just do not engage him I didn t have the heart to ask him why a second timeAnd there it sat between us this knowledge of his disdain for women writers for some hitherto unknown reason like a breathing venom spitting invisible monster uietly killing our conversation thankfullyNo evasion Not even a half hearted attempt at rescuing an uncomfortable situation A wholly unabashed flat out declaration made with the con

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R eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond blue eyed children in America In the autumn of 1941 the year the marigolds in the Breedloves' garden do not bloom Pecola's life does change in painful devastating wa Being a minority in both caste and class we moved about anyway on the hem of life struggling to consolidate our weaknesses and hang on or to creep singly up into the major folds of the garment Our peripheral existence however was something we had learned to deal with probably because it was abstract Toni Morrison The Bluest EyeI m rereading Morrison s books in chronological order in 2016 and I created a private group here on Goodreads for a few of us who are interested in doing the same thing Discussing this book with others has been very interesting because we all have different perspectives and can share them expanding our own understanding of the book it s been a great experienceIt s been four years

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YsWhat its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child's yearning and the tragedy of its fulfillment The Bluest Eye remains one of Toni Morrisons's most powerful unforgettable novels and a significant work of American fictio his mother did not like him to play with niggers She had explained to him the difference between colored people and niggers They were easily identifiable Colored people were neat and uiet niggers were dirty and loudThe line between colored and nigger was not always clear subtle and telltale signs threatened to erode it and the watch had to be constantWhile I was not the biggest fan of Morrison s style in this novel I did fully appreciate the dagger sharp insight that she brought to the color caste system that is so prevalent in African American culture even today Her dialogue rang so true I could hear it coming directly out of my mother s mouth my grandmother s mouth and those of all of the women who


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  1. says:

    Just a few days ago I happened to have a conversation with someone uite a 'well read' person too who said uite casually almost in an offhand manner how he found books written by women 'uninteresting' On prodding him for the reason behind his 'disinterest' he replied that 'books written by women just do not engage' him I didn't have the heart to ask him why a second timeAnd there it sat between us this knowledge of his di

  2. says:

    Toni Morrison doesn't get the respect she deserves and has rightfully earned I think that part of this has to do with the unfortunate connotations people have regarding Oprah's Book Club and part of it stems from if not outright racism and misogyny than the racist and misogynist assumptions that Morrison is popular only because she is a nonwhite woman liberal guilt etc The latter is false Toni Morrison has won

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    Toni Morrison is one of my favorite authors I discovered her writing with Beloved for which have a copy signed by her at a reading in Brooklyn of Jazz decades ago In The Bluest Eye she looks at the intersection of racism self hatred poverty and sexuality with realism and her beautifully descriptive writing style The book starts off with one of Toni Morisson's typically powerful opening linesuiet as it’s kept there were no marig

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    well i'm experiencing severe bookface fatigue and wasn't gonna report on this until i read this cool as shit bookster's review checked out the reviews on for the bluest eye and listed some excerpts Toni Morrison is

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    Being a minority in both caste and class we moved about anyway on the hem of life struggling to consolidate our weaknesses and hang on or to creep singly up into the major folds of the garment Our peripheral existence however was something we had learned to deal with probably because it was abstract Toni Morrison The Bluest EyeI'm rereading Morrison's books in chronological order in 2016 and I created a private group here on Goodreads for

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    When we finished this book about half the class including me were infuriated at Morrison for humanizing certain characters that caused Pecola to suffer the most Is she saying what they did was okay Is she telling us they weren't to blame and we should feel sorry for them I remember writing my objective and tone neutral in class e

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    455 “Along with the idea of romantic love she was introduced to another physical beauty Probably the most destructive ideas in the history of human thought Both originated in envy thrived in insecurity and ended in disillusion” Toni Morrison The Bluest EyeI have several reading goals for 2019 get some big bo

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    365 The Bluest Eye Toni MorrisonThe Bluest Eye is a novel written by Toni Morrison in 1970 Morrison a single mother of tw

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    his mother did not like him to play with niggers She had explained to him the difference between colored people and niggers They were easily identifiable Colored people were neat and uiet; niggers were dirty and loudThe line between colored and nigger was not always clear; subtle and telltale signs threatened to erode it and the

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    Here is the little black girl She has dreams and a fertile imagination She is a potential conduit for excellence in the world But she is the inheritor of pathological trauma that is centuries old She is born to parents who are too bu

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