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Burnin' Down the House: Home in African American Literature
Valerie Sweeney Prince

Columbia University Press, 2004

Home is a powerful metaphor guiding the literature of African Americans throughout the twentieth century. While scholars have given considerable attention to the Great Migration and the role of the northern city as well as to the place of the South in African American literature, few have given specific notice to the site of "home." And in the twenty years since Houston A. Baker Jr.'s Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature appeared, no ...
  
  











  



  
THE BLUEST BLOOD an Amanda Pepper Mystery (Book Club Edition)
Gillian Roberts

Ballantine Books, 1898

Book Club Edition
  
  











  



  
Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest: What Are Comparatives and Superlatives? (Words Are CATegorical ®)

Millbrook Press, 2013

What are comparatives and superlatives? After reading this book, you'll have a much clearer idea and will be the best at forming these descriptive words! Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable explain how these forms of adjectives compare nouns, through the cleverest rhymes and illustrations that are sillier than ever. Each comparative or superlative word is printed in color for easier identification. Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest: ...
  
  











  



  
Spark Notes The Bluest Eye
Toni Morrison, SparkNotes Editors

SparkNotes, 2002

Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes ™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes '™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the ...
  
  











  



  
THE BLUEST EYE/SULA/SONG OF SALOMON
TONI MORRISON

BOOKSPAN INC, 2003

BLUEST EYE.A novel that explore what it means to be a young black woman in a society that recognizes only white standards of beauty... SULA. Tells the story of two friends and rivals over their decades together in a part of town called the Bottom... SONG OF SALOMON.A haunting portrait of African-American family life in which a young woman meets a family whose last name is Dead...
  
  











  



  
Reading Oprah
Cecilia Konchar Farr

State University of New York Press, 2004

Oprah’s Book Club sparked a revolution among readers by bringing serious contemporary novels to the attention of a wider audience. The Oprah's Book Club seal on a book led to instant fame and bestseller status for authors—but, how did Oprah change the way America reads and values books? Reading Oprah suggests that Oprah initiated an all-important mantra—trust readers. Not only did the public start reading accessible novels, but they also ...
  
  











  



  
Existence in Black: An Anthology of Black Existential Philosophy

Routledge, 1996

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
  
  











  



  
I Love You the Purplest
Barbara M. Joosse

Chronicle Books, 1996

Early in the evening two young brothers and their mama finish supper in the sturdy red cabin and set out to fish. While digging for worms, rowing the boat and pulling in fish, each brother asks his mama which one is the best at each task and, as they are being tucked into bed, which one she loves the best. Barbara Joosse's heartwarming text is beautifully complimented by Mary Whyte's engaging watercolor illustrations. Readers will delight in ...
  
  











  



  
Toni Morrison: A Critical Companion (Critical Companions to Popular Contemporary Writers)
Missy Kubitschek

Greenwood, 1998

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1993, Toni Morrison is among our most distinguished contemporary novelists. Morrison describes herself as a black woman novelist, and all her novels deal with African American characters and communities. Exploring the entire cycle of human life in a spiritual context, her novels are also universal in their depiction of families, especially mothers and their children. From her first novel, The Bluest ...
  
  











  



  
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou

Bantam Books, 1988

James Baldwin writes: "This testimony from a Black sister marks the beginning of a new era in the minds and hearts and lives of all Black men and women... I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity. I have no words for this achievement, but I know that not since the days of my childhood, when the people in books were more ...
  
  











  



  
The Girl: Constructions of the Girl in Contemporary Fiction by Women

Palgrave Macmillan, 1998

The image of The Girl in contemporary fiction by women today stands in stark contrast to configurations of girlhood in earlier fiction. No longer banished to the realms of the Victorian "marriage or death" plots, girls in contemporary fiction embrace new challenges and freedoms while still struggling with plots centered on their bodies, societal limitations, and the price for freedom and escape. This unique collection tackles the contemporary ...
  
  











  



  
The Bluest Eye: Shmoop Literature Guide
Shmoop

Shmoop University Inc, 2010

Take your understanding of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison to a whole new level, anywhere you go: on a plane, on a mountain, in a canoe, under a tree. Or grab a flashlight and read Shmoop under the covers. Shmoop's award-winning learning guides are now available on your favorite eBook reader. Shmoop eBooks are like a trusted, fun, chatty, expert literature-tour-guide always by your side, no matter where you are (or how late it is at night) ...
  
  











  



  
Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye": A Study Guide from Gale's "Novels for Students" (Volume 01, Chapter 4)

The Gale Group, 2002

Term paper due tomorrow? Need to cram for a test? Or just looking for the best information about a favorite literary work? Turn to "Novels for Students" to get your research done in record time. Brought to you by Thomson Gale--the world's leading source of literary criticism and analysis--this e-doc contains: plot summary; character analysis; author biography; an overview of the novel's themes, style, and historical context; a compendium of ...
  
  











  



  
Toni Morrison's Fiction: Contemporary Criticism (Critical Studies in Black Life and Culture)

Routledge, 1999

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
  
  











  



  
Toni Morrison: Conversations (Literary Conversations Series)

University Press of Mississippi, 2008

As a chronicler of the African American experience in fiction and as an incisive cultural commentator in her essays and lectures, Toni Morrison (b. 1931) is regarded as one of the nation's most distinguished novelists and intellectuals. Her novels are richly layered narratives that explore the meanings of tragedy and myth in individual lives. Morrison's perspectives on American life and culture, rendered with a deep understanding of the ...
  
  











  



  
Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye (Bloom's Guides)

Chelsea House Pub (L), 2009

"The Bluest Eye" is one of Toni Morrison's most powerful novels. The Nobel laureate's debut is the story of Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl who prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she can resemble the children who live in a world that is barred to her. This guide to "The Bluest Eye" features excerpts of critical essays, an annotated bibliography, an index, and an introduction from esteemed professor Harold Bloom.
  
  











  



  
Their Eyes Were Watching God: A Novel
Zora Neale Hurston

Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2006

“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith One of the most important and enduring books of the twentieth century, Their Eyes Were Watching God brings to life a Southern love story with the wit and pathos found only in the writing of Zora Neale Hurston. Out of print ...
  
  











  



  
What Else But Love?
Philip M. Weinstein

Columbia University Press, 1996

Weinstein investigates the stories blacks and whites, men and women, tell about each other through the work of two quintessential American novelists: William Faulkner and and Toni Morrison. Exploring deep-rooted understandings of race and gender and describing how differently their "Americanness" resonates in both writers' works, What Else But Love? considers the legacy of slavery in a variety of ways, from the meaning of mammies and mothers ...
  
  











  








   



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