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The Bluest Eye (English) (Paperback)

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ISBN: 9780099759911    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 1999     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 224        Language: English
BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVED . The Bluest Eye chronicles the tragic, torn lives of a poor black family in 1940s Ohio: Pauline, Cholly, Sam and Pecola. Pecola, unlovely and unloved, prays...Read more
BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVED . The Bluest Eye chronicles the tragic, torn lives of a poor black family in 1940s Ohio: Pauline, Cholly, Sam and Pecola. Pecola, unlovely and unloved, prays each night for blue eyes like those of her privileged blond white schoolfellows. She becomes the focus of the mingled love and hatred engendered by her family's frailty and the world's cruelty as the novel moves toward a savage but poignant resolution.
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About the author: Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison is Robert F. Goheen Professor at Princeton University. She has written seven novels, the most recent of which is A Mercy and has received... Read more
Toni Morrison is Robert F. Goheen Professor at Princeton University. She has written seven novels, the most recent of which is A Mercy and has received the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993.
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Toni Morrison makes me believe in God. She makes me believe in a divine being, because luck and genetics don't seem to come close to explaining her" Guardian "The Bluest Eye is an inquiry into the...Read more
Toni Morrison makes me believe in God. She makes me believe in a divine being, because luck and genetics don't seem to come close to explaining her" Guardian "The Bluest Eye is an inquiry into the reasons why beauty gets wasted in this country. The beauty in this case is black; the wasting is done by a cultural engine that seems to have been designed specifically to murder possibilities...and she does it with a prose so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry" New York Times "I imagine if our greatest American novelist, William Faulkner, were alive today he would herald Toni Morrison's emergence as a kindred spirit... Discovering a writer like Toni Morrison is the rarest of pleasures" The Washington Post "The Bluest Eye is a fine book, a lament for all starved and stunted children everywhere" Daily Telegraph "This story commands attention, for it contains one black girl's universe" Newsweek
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