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The Bluest Eye (Hardcover)

Author:  Toni Morrison
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0375411550
ISBN-13: 9780375411557
Sku: 30609291
Publish Date: 4/1/2000
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  224
Age Range:  NA
 
Relates the story of Pecola Breedlove, 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 *Author: Morrison, Toni *Series Title: Oprahs Book Club *Publication Date: 2000/04/01 *Number of Pages: 215 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75
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The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature.

It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove -- a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, blue-eyed children can devastate all others -- who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.
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In this novel about the nature of black identity, narrated by Pecola's friend Claudia, we learn that Pecola was raped by her father, and is plagued with a desire to be white.
Author Bio
Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison was born Chloe Anthony Wofford in 1931 in Lorain, Ohio. Morrison's childhood was informed by voracious reading and by the stories her father would tell his four children. Educated at Howard and Cornell universities, Morrison has worked as a professor (including at Princeton), lecturer, and editor, in addition to writing fiction and non-fiction. She was married in 1958 to Harold Morrison; the couple had two children before divorcing in 1964. Much later she would co-author children's books with her son Slade. ||Morrison's first book, THE BLUEST EYE was published in 1970, and her successes and accolades increased with each subsequent publication: her second book, SULA (1975), was a National Book Award nominee, while her fifth novel, BELOVED (1988), won the Pulitzer Prize. BELOVED was also adapted for a film starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. In 1993 Morrison became the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Throughout her writings, Morrison wields the power of storytelling in resistance to the cultural silencing of marginalized black Americans. Her stories employ finely tuned dialog full of colloquially layered meanings that buoy the epic scope of her vision. Morrison's works have inspired devotion in readers, as well as receiving critical acclaim. For instance, Oprah chose THE BLUEST EYE for her book club in 2000. More than an author, Morrison is a public intellectual, highly respected for her wisdom, political convictions, and eloquence

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New York Times
"So charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry."

New York Times Book Review
"She reveals herself...as a writer of considerable power and tenderness, someone who can cast back to the living, bleeding heart of childhood and capture it on paper....With the flaws and virtues tallied, I found myself still in favor of 'The Bluest Eye'....The writer who can reveal the beauty and the hope beneath the surface is a writer to seek out and to encourage." - Haskel Frankel 11/01/1970

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0224
Product attributePublisher:   Alfred A. Knopf
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