The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison (Author)
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Description

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she 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. 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 characterized her writing.

Product Details

Price
$26.90  $24.75
Publisher
Perfection Learning
Publish Date
May 08, 2007
Pages
206
Dimensions
5.0 X 0.8 X 7.7 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Prebound
EAN/UPC
9781606866801
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About the Author

Toni Morrison (1931-2019) was a Nobel Prize-winning American author, editor, and professor. Her contributions to the modern canon are numerous. Some of her acclaimed titles include: The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, and Beloved, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1988. She won the Nobel Prize for Literature 1993.

Reviews

" So precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry."
-- "The New York Times"
" A profoundly successful work of fiction. . . . Taut and understated, harsh in its detachment, sympathetic in its truth...it is an experience." -- "The Detroit Free Press"
" This story commands attention, for it contains one black girl' s universe."
-- "Newsweek"
" So precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry. "
-- The New York Times
" A profoundly successful work of fiction. . . . Taut and understated, harsh in its detachment, sympathetic in its truth...it is an experience. " -- The Detroit Free Press
" This story commands attention, for it contains one black girl ' s universe. "
-- Newsweek
"So precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry." --"The New York Times""A profoundly successful work of fiction. . . . Taut and understated, harsh in its detachment, sympathetic in its truth...it is an experience." --"The Detroit Free Press""This story commands attention, for it contains one black girl's universe." --"Newsweek"