The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
Author : Toni Morrison
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2014-09-04
ISBN 10 : 9781448104741
ISBN 13 : 1448104742
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bluest Eye Book Description:

Read the searing first novel from the celebrated author of Beloved, which immerses us in the tragic, torn lives of a poor black family in post-Depression 1940s Ohio. Unlovely and unloved, Pecola prays each night for blue eyes like those of her privileged white schoolfellows. At once intimate and expansive, unsparing in its truth-telling, The Bluest Eye shows how the past savagely defines the present. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison’s virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterised her writing. ‘She revealed the sins of her nation, while profoundly elevating its canon. She suffused the telling of blackness with beauty, whilst steering us away from the perils of the white gaze. That’s why she told her stories. And why we will never, ever stop reading them’ Afua Hirsch ‘Discovering a writer like Toni Morrison is rarest of pleasures’ Washington Post ‘When she arrived, with her first novel, The Bluest Eye, she immediately re-ordered the American literary landscape’ Ben Okri Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
Author : Toni Morrison
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Total Pages : 215
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 1417664665
ISBN 13 : 9781417664665
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bluest Eye Book Description:

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 Toni Morrison

The Bluest Eye   Toni Morrison
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 257
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 9781438113708
ISBN 13 : 1438113706
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bluest Eye Toni Morrison Book Description:

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

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye
Author : Christopher Hubert
Publisher : Research & Education Assoc.
Total Pages : 140
Release : 2015-04-24
ISBN 10 : 9780738672380
ISBN 13 : 0738672386
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bluest Eye Book Description:

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.

A Study Guide for Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye

A Study Guide for Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye
Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages : 15
Release : 2015-09-15
ISBN 10 : 9781410335524
ISBN 13 : 1410335526
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye Book Description:

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.

Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 129
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 9781438130439
ISBN 13 : 1438130430
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye Book Description:

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

Dick and Jane Primer in Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye as an Aesthetic Device

 Dick and Jane Primer  in Toni Morrison s  The Bluest Eye  as an Aesthetic Device
Author : Shaimaa Radhi
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Total Pages : 22
Release : 2017-07-03
ISBN 10 : 9783668475342
ISBN 13 : 3668475342
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dick and Jane Primer in Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye as an Aesthetic Device Book Description:

Seminar paper from the year 2017 in the subject American Studies - Literature, , language: English, abstract: The focus of this paper is the narrative mechanism of employing a paragraph of "Dick and Jane" Reader, which was popular in children schools in 1940s in the American United States. It educates children how to read and they hear it from the very beginning of their lives. Through such an educational system, the white dominant culture exerts its authority in oppressing black people. In her novel "The Bluest Eye", the African-American writer Toni Morrison cuts an expert of "Dick and Jane" narrative and uses it as a prologue. She repeats the paragraph three times which are highly different from each other, then dismembers it into pieces that appear as headings to some chapters of the novel. The study reveals the aesthetic purpose beyond such reproducing and dismembering of "Dick and Jane" narrative. Morrison sends a message of moral content to blacks as well as whites: On the one hand, blacks, particularly those who immersed in the white ideology, have to wake up and realize the value of their culture, heritage and language in protecting their black identity. On the other hand, whites should respect and admit the cultural and humane existence of the other and realize the merit of the black culture.

CliffsNotes on Morrison s The Bluest Eye Sula

CliffsNotes on Morrison s The Bluest Eye   Sula
Author : Louisa S Nye
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 111
Release : 1999-03-03
ISBN 10 : 9780544180024
ISBN 13 : 054418002X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

CliffsNotes on Morrison s The Bluest Eye Sula Book Description:

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-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Toni Morrison s Art A Humanistic Exploration of The Bluest Eye and Beloved

Toni Morrison   s Art  A Humanistic Exploration of The Bluest Eye and Beloved
Author : Sumedha Bhandari
Publisher : Anchor Academic Publishing
Total Pages : 100
Release : 2017-03
ISBN 10 : 9783960671183
ISBN 13 : 3960671180
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toni Morrison s Art A Humanistic Exploration of The Bluest Eye and Beloved Book Description:

Toni Morrison, the eighth American to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, is perhaps the most formally sophisticated novelist in the history of African-American literature. Astutely, she describes aspects of human lives and, unlike many other writers, reveals the hope and beauty that underlines the worlds ugliness. Her artistic excellence lies in achieving a perfect balance between black literature and writing abouth the universally truth. Although firmly grounded in the cultural heritage and social concerns of black Americans, her work transcends narrowly prescribed conceptions of ethnic literature, exhibiting universal mythical patterns and overtones. Her novels, thus, mourn on universal concerns. The endeavor in this study is to scrutinize the unspoken lexis of Toni Morrison’s works and to unveil the layers of humanistic concerns that provide denotations to her words. Earlier studies on this writer have concentrated on adjudging her as a writer addressing problems of black people. However, this book tries to extend this notion to encompass the problems of whole human community by assimilating blacks in the general drama of life. Before dyeing the strings of Morrison’s novels with the colour of humanist concerns, this book delineates the term ‘Humanism’ from which these humanistic concerns arise.

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
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 928
Release : 2019-10-29
ISBN 10 : 0593082168
ISBN 13 : 9780593082164
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Toni Morrison Box Set The Bluest Eye Song of Solomon Beloved Book Description:

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.