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Beloved

de Toni Morrison

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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement. After the Civil War ends, Sethe longingly recalls the two-year-old daughter whom she killed when threatened with recapture after escaping from slavery 18 years before.… (més)
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    shaunie: Morrison's masterpiece is a clear influence on Whitehead's book, and his is one of the very few I've read which bears comparison with it. In fact I'd go so far as to say it's also a masterpiece, a stunningly good read!
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  BobbieJR | Jan 14, 2021 |
A beautiful story regarding slavery and post-slavery life, murder, guilt, identity (or lack thereof) and even supernatural elements. Its dense, poetic prose is just absolutely beautiful at times, and the way it weaves magical realist ideas into the narrative is just masterful.

I found the story a bit hard to get in to in the beginning, but with the introduction of the character of "Beloved," the story got much more interesting. ( )
  Andjhostet | Jan 11, 2021 |
This is a rich, devastating novel that you cannot devour, but must savor slowly and let it seep into your bones until it occupies you. It is a story of betrayal and redemption, of slavery, and of self. It is a story of America. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |
Beloved shocked me with its lyrical beauty and challenged me as a reader, as the shifts between past and present in the novel were at times difficult to navigate, which I understand was intentional on Morrison's part to demonstrate the continuing impact of trauma.
  b.masonjudy | Nov 20, 2020 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 352 (següent | mostra-les totes)
"Beloved" is Toni Morrison's fifth novel, and another triumph. Indeed, Ms. Morrison's versatility and technical and emotional range appear to know no bounds. If there were any doubts about her stature as a pre-eminent American novelist, of her own or any other generation, ''Beloved'' will put them to rest.
 
As a record of white brutality mitigated by rare acts of decency and compassion, and as a testament to the courageous lives of a tormented people, this novel is a milestone in the chronicling of the black experience in America. It is Morrison writing at the height of her considerable powers, and it should not be missed.
afegit per g33kgrrl | editaPublishers Weekly (Aug 17, 1987)
 
Morrison traces the shifting shapes of suffering and mythic accommodations, through the shell of psychosis to the core of a victim's dark violence, with a lyrical insistence and a clear sense of the time when a beleaguered peoples' "only grace...was the grace they could imagine."
afegit per g33kgrrl | editaKirkus Reviews, starred review (Aug 15, 1987)
 
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Dekker, BesselTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement. After the Civil War ends, Sethe longingly recalls the two-year-old daughter whom she killed when threatened with recapture after escaping from slavery 18 years before.

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