Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye

Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye

While The Bluest Eye centers on the rape of a young black girl by her father, the novel is layered with the many hierarchical layers of domination and submission, and greater and smaller rapes that occur throughout its pages.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438130439

Category: African Americans in literature

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Discusses the writing of The bluest eye by Toni Morrison. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.
Categories: African Americans in literature

Toni Morrison s Art A Humanistic Exploration of The Bluest Eye and Beloved

Toni Morrison   s Art  A Humanistic Exploration of The Bluest Eye and Beloved

BLUEST. EYE. Beauty is said to be in the eyes of the beholder, but what if the image of beauty is forced into the minds of ... in many different ways, as far as looks and personality goes, but the novel The Bluest Eye begs to differ.

Author: Sumedha Bhandari

Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9783960676188

Category: Literary Collections

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Toni Morrison, the eighth American to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, is perhaps the most formally sophisticated novelist in the history of African-American literature. Astutely, she describes aspects of human lives and, unlike many other writers, reveals the hope and beauty that underlines the worlds ugliness. Her artistic excellence lies in achieving a perfect balance between black literature and writing abouth the universally truth. Although firmly grounded in the cultural heritage and social concerns of black Americans, her work transcends narrowly prescribed conceptions of ethnic literature, exhibiting universal mythical patterns and overtones. Her novels, thus, mourn on universal concerns. The endeavor in this study is to scrutinize the unspoken lexis of Toni Morrison’s works and to unveil the layers of humanistic concerns that provide denotations to her words. Earlier studies on this writer have concentrated on adjudging her as a writer addressing problems of black people. However, this book tries to extend this notion to encompass the problems of whole human community by assimilating blacks in the general drama of life. Before dyeing the strings of Morrison’s novels with the colour of humanist concerns, this book delineates the term ‘Humanism’ from which these humanistic concerns arise.
Categories: Literary Collections

Othering and Internalisation of Stereotypes in Toni Morrison s The Bluest Eye

Othering and Internalisation of Stereotypes in Toni Morrison s  The Bluest Eye

From her first published novel, The Bluest Eye,7 Morrison challenges and deconstructs the double plight of black women in the U.S. by exposing, first, the processes involved in racial and gendered “othering” and, second, the consequent ...

Author: Mohamed Sghir Syad

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668217867

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 16

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Essay from the year 2013 in the subject American Studies - Literature, University of Nottingham (School of Canadian and American Studies), course: American studies, language: English, abstract: Racism and sexism are endemic to the stereotypical “othering” enterprise that brackets black female subjectivity in a forced homogeneity. Doubly stereotyped as the racial and sexual “other”, black women risk being forced to signify the negative counterpart in a binary system of cultural and political representation. Usually white and male, the defining subject associates negatively inflected traits with the defined “other” — in this context a black female — while reserving positive attributes for its own definition and identification. In recasting black women’s subjectivity in fiction, Morrison admits the existence of racial and sexual stereotypes. From her first published novel, "The Bluest Eye", Morrison challenges and deconstructs the double plight of black women in the U.S. by exposing, first, the processes involved in racial and gendered “othering” and, second, the consequent internalised effects that transmute into “self-othering.”
Categories: Literary Collections

The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye

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: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015080736286

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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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
Categories: Fiction

The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia

The Toni Morrison Encyclopedia

She uses innovative narrative techniques , such as incorporating frames , like the Dick and Jane primer sections of The Bluest Eye ' . Morrison sometimes uses chapters as parentheses , as in Jazz , and at other times to signal a change ...

Author: Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313316996

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 428

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Alphabetically arranged entries discuss the Nobel Prize-winning author's works, themes, and major characters, as well as providing an overview of her life and achievements.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison

Shame and anger in The Bluest Eye The trauma of racism is , for the racist and the victim , the severe fragmentation of the self .1 MORRISON has said that what prompted her to begin writing her first novel was a sense of loss , a void .

Author: Jill L. Matus

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719044480

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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This is an illuminating and original introduction to Toni Morrison's fiction, focusing on its engagement with African-American history and the way the traumas of the collective past shape Morrison's work. Jill Matus approaches Morrison's fiction as a form of cultural memory concerned with obscured or erased history. She argues that Morrison sees African-American history--from the times of slavery to the continued racial oppressions of the twentieth century--as a history of traumatic experience, and explores how this powerful storyteller bears witness to a painful yet richly enlivening past. Morrison's novels are known for their great lyric power, but they often dwell on scenes of horror, and Matus emphasizes the uneasy relations of memory, pain and pleasure in literature. In doing so, she sheds new light on Morrison as a contemporary writer working at a time when literature is being urgently explored for its capacity to memorialize and testify. Direct and accessible, this critical study highlights the political and historical contexts of Morrison's work, offers close readings of each of the novels, and concludes with a critical overview of the field of Morrison studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Critical Companion to Toni Morrison

Critical Companion to Toni Morrison

At the end of The Bluest Eye, Pecola is in that messy, uncomfortable, disordered space Morrison claims as paradise, the only possible honest and lived paradise, a space in which the rubble and collapse of oppressive categories dismantle ...

Author: Carmen Gillespie

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108575

Category: African Americans

Page: 497

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Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, is perhaps the most important living American author. This work examines Morrison's life and writing, featuring critical analyses of her work and themes, as well as entries on related topics and relevant people, places, and influences.
Categories: African Americans

Black Women Novelists and the Nationalist Aesthetic

Black Women Novelists and the Nationalist Aesthetic

For example , see Marco Portales , “ Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye : Shirley Temple and Cholly , " The Centennial Review 30 ( 1986 ) : 500 . 17. Keith Byerman , " Intense Behaviors : The Use of the Grotesque in The Bluest Eye and Eva's ...

Author: Madhu Dubey

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253318416

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 218

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Focus on the works of Toni Morrison, Gaye Jones, and Alice Walker.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fictions of Authority

Fictions of Authority

I propose that Morrison's first novel , The Bluest Eye ( 1970 ) , constitutes an authorizing preface for that voice by acknowledging the necessity , for a readership that has suffered from centuries of external misrepresentation ...

Author: Susan Sniader Lanser

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801480205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Writing from positions of cultural exclusion, women have faced constraints not only upon the "content" of fiction but upon the act of narration itself. Narrative voice thus becomes a matter not simply of technique but of social authority: how to speak publicly, to whom, and in whose name. Susan Sniader Lanser here explores patterns of narration in a wide range of novels by women of England, France, and the United States from the 1740s to the present. Drawing upon narratological and feminist theory, Lanser sheds new light on the history of "voice" as a narrative strategy and as a means of attaining social power.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Lord of the flies

Lord of the flies

Author: William Golding

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:73776324

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