Start by marking “The Bluest Eye” as Want to Read: 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. The Bluest Eye, published in , is the first novel written by author Toni Morrison. Morrison is .. The Bluest Eye is one of many novels on the ALA's lists of challenged books, appearing as 15th out of of the most challenged novels in the. The Bluest Eye is a novel by Toni Morrison that was first published in Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and.
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Deeply poetic novel explores racial and sexual feelings. Read Common Sense Media's The Bluest Eye review, age rating, and parents guide. The Bluest Eye (Vintage International) [Toni Morrison] on ruthenpress.info *FREE* Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now. click to . The Bluest Eye. Toni Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humani- ties, Emeritus at Princeton University. She has received the. National Book Critics.
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Showing of 1, reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. This book is really difficult to read if you're sensitive to themes of child sexual abuse, general child abuse, racism, and some animal abuse.
Honestly, if you've been abused I wouldn't recommend it unless you have to read it for a class because it takes the perspective of the rapist during the rape scene which was really difficult for me to read personally. It gives you an important and vastly underrepresented perspective on the ways systems built on racism and neglect fail children of color and allow for horrific things to happen to them, and the narration of the book is actually beautiful and very compelling.
It is hard to read, it is difficult subject material, but push through it. It's a good and worthwhile book. Kindle Edition Verified download.
This is a MUST read. This book is dark and powerful, poetic and real. All at once feeling like you want to run into the main character's vulnerable pain but wanting to look away at the same time. Morrison's command of writing is perfection. Absolute perfection. The forward is also very helpful to read to give context to when she wrote it, her approach and what she may have wanted to change. Wonderful to read an artist's self-reflection. If you're a white woman looking to learn more about black women and men's experiences of internalized and institutionalized racism and dismantle your privilege, this book is for you.
Be prepared to cry and think hard. One day, i was working on contract in Northern CA, many years ago. I was walking into a Starbucks to have my Saturday morning tea before heading over to the gym. I am athletically built, but will not "flaunt" my physique in public. Thus, i always wore over-sized sweats which were comfortable. A tall skinny black guy was heading toward the same Starbucks door on foot, like myself. He looked at me. He had with him his prize possession.
A half-dressed, skinny asian female with him. She was cylindrically built, flat chested, no butt - but half naked. A far cry from the physique of a professional athlete. But they didn't see that.
All they both saw was a black chick - probably overweight- in baggy sweats. Upon seeing me, his lips pressed into a thin line, his eyes went flat with absolute hatred. I've seen that look my whole life from young black men. Then suddenly, he grinned. He knew we were going into the same Starbucks, so he grabbed his lady-friend's hand and started walking quickly.
Everyone in Starbucks saw this action. I held my head up, walked into that Starbucks and stood in line right beside that couple. He gave me a belligerent stare wondering if i was going to do something to his "property".
Though i was furious? I did not show it. Though i was ashamed. I ordered my tea when it was time, sat down and drank it.
People were still staring even after that couple left. No one knew what to say. Regardless i did not sink that child's level. I held my head high, and sipped my tea. This bought back so many humiliations in the past of how black people treat each other.
I saw it within my family, school, my jobs, everywhere. And believe it or not, i once wished for blue or green eyes as well. Anything but my liquid deep brown, big, round eyes.
Taut and understated, harsh in its detachment, sympathetic in its truth. Join Reader Rewards and earn your way to a free book!
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