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The Bluest Eye by Morrison, Toni [1994]

Plume, 0100


Toni Morrison

Knopf, 2012

America’s most celebrated novelist, Nobel Prize-winner Toni Morrison extends her profound take on our history with this twentieth-century tale of redemption: a taut and tortured story about one man’s desperate search for himself in a world disfigured by war. Frank Money is an angry, self-loathing veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical ...


The Bluest Eye Publisher: Knopf
Toni Morrison, 1993

This is one of Oprah Winfrey's book club and is about a young black girl in America who loves blue eyes and feels she needs to have blue eyes to be beautiful, noticed and loved.


The Bluest Eye (Vintage International)
Toni Morrison

Vintage, 2007

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, ...


The Bluest Eye (Oprah's Book Club) unknown Edition by Morrison, Toni [2000]

Plume, 1200



Bluest Eyes in Texas - Book 1, 2013

After her father receives a large promotion at work, 21-year old Makenzie Adams is forced to move with her family from Oklahoma to Texas to finish her last year of college. She quickly falls in love and finds her soul mate in Caleb, one of her family’s new servants from the opposite side of the tracks. When her parents learn of the romance, the two are tragically forced apart. Both are tortured and tormented by the gut wrenching pain that only ...


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 ...


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 Morrisson: The Bluest Eye

GRIN Verlag GmbH, 2004

Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1 (A), Southern Connecticut State University (English Department), language: English, abstract: 'The Bluest Eye' is Toni Morrison’s first novel and was published in 1970. Toni Morrison uses modernist techniques of stream-of-consciousness, multiple perspectives, and deliberate fragmentation. Two different narrators tell the story. The first is Claudia MacTeer, ...


The Bluest Eyes in Texas (Lone Star Cowboys Book 3), 2013

Bull rider Cooper Saunders has a shot at the PBR championship until a bull not only shatters his body and puts him in danger of never walking again, but it also tramples his spirit. Cooper is ready to give up on life, not wanting to be a burden on others, until his neighbors in Morris Springs, Texas, show him how much he has to live for. Physical therapist Nancy Phillips is not about to let Cooper give up, not after she worked so hard to get ...


Bluest Eyes in Texas - Book 2, 2013

After her father receives a large promotion at work, 21-year old Makenzie Adams is forced to move with her family from Oklahoma to Texas to finish her last year of college. She quickly falls in love and finds her soul mate in Caleb, one of her family’s new servants from the opposite side of the tracks. When her parents learn of the romance, the two are tragically forced apart. Both are tortured and tormented by the gut wrenching pain that only ...


Grits & Grace

Story Marketplace Publishing, 2013

EXCERPT: Since Aunt Mickie had moved to Detroit four years ago, she'd sent us eighteen pictures of herself standing next to buildings tall enough to eavesdrop on clouds. Mama looked at them so often that she smudged them with her sweaty fingers and bent their corners. One day, Mama was holding one of the photos and she said, "Seems like Mickie got a different smile since she left Georgia." I stood over Mama's shoulder, staring at the ...


Statistical Panic: Cultural Politics and Poetics of the Emotions
Kathleen Woodward

Duke University Press Books, 2009

In this moving and thoughtful book, Kathleen Woodward explores the politics and poetics of the emotions, focusing on American culture since the 1960s. She argues that we are constrained in terms of gender, race, and age by our culture’s scripts for “emotional” behavior and that the accelerating impoverishment of interiority is a symptom of our increasingly media-saturated culture. She also shows how we can be empowered by stories that ...


Trauma and Survival in Contemporary Fiction
Laurie Vickroy

University of Virginia Press, 2002

In an exploration of how contemporary fiction narratives represent trauma—that response to events so overwhelmingly intense that normal responses become impaired—Laurie Vickroy engages a wealth of the twentieth century’s most striking literature. Toni Morrison’s Beloved and Jazz, Marguerite Duras’s The Lover, Dorothy Allison’s Bastard out of Carolina, Jamaica Kincaid’s The Autobiography of My Mother, and Larry Heinemann’s ...


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.


Quiet As It's Kept: Shame, Trauma, and Race in the Novels of Toni Morrison (Suny Series in Psychoanalysis and ...
J. Brooks Bouson

State University of New York Press, 1999

Quiet As It's Kept draws on and extends recent psychoanalytic and psychiatric work of shame and trauma theorists to offer an in-depth analysis of Toni Morrison's representation of painful and shameful race matters in her fiction. Providing a frank and sustained look at the troubling, if not distressing, aspects of Morrison's fiction that other critics have studiously avoided or minimized in their commentaries, this book challenges established ...


Breezier, Cheesier, Newest, and Bluest: What Are Comparatives and Superlatives? (Words Are Categorical)
Brian P. Cleary

Millbrook Pr Trade, 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: What Are ...


Texas Brides: The Rancher and the Runaway Bride & The Bluest Eyes in Texas

HQN, 2009

THE RANCHER AND THE RUNAWAY BRIDE Tate Whitelaw has had enough of her older brothers interfering in her life. So she decides to split from the ranch and does what any young, red-blooded girl would do--run straight into the arms of rancher Adam Phillips. Adam's in no mood to rescue a damsel in distress, but his heart has other ideas. Tate has no clue that her estranged brother, Jesse, is as close as the neighboring spread...and Adam has no ...


Bluest Heart

The Wild Rose Press, 2010

The Wayback bachelor is a dying breed, but that doesn't stop Casey Ridge from wanting to settle down. For this cowboy anyone but Josie Brusky would be an easy wrangle. Unfortunately for him, the Blue Bug singer and owner of Josie's Treasures doesn't believe in commitment much less marriage. Years ago, Josie lost her heart to Casey's charm and dimpled smile. Since then she has done everything she knows to forget him. After all, she’s known as ...


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 ...



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