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The Bluest Eye de Toni Morrison
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The Bluest Eye (1970 original; edició 1993)

de Toni Morrison (Autor)

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The Bluest Eye is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, a black girl in an America whose love for its blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.… (més)
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Títol:The Bluest Eye
Autors:Toni Morrison (Autor)
Informació:Knopf (1993), Edition: Book Club, 215 pages
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The Bluest Eye de Toni Morrison (1970)

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Toni Morrison uses language so beautifully! This is a story that needs to be read over and over again.
Young Pecola Breedlove really believes that in order to be considered beautiful, she would have to have blue eyes. Being black, she knows that she is considered ugly in most eyes. Everything and everyone around her says that she is not as good as white little girls with blonde hair and blue eyes.
"Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to another - physical beauty. Probably the most destructive ideas in the history of human thought. Both originated in envy, thrived in insecurity, and ended in disillusion. In equating physical beauty with virtue, she stripped her mind, bound it, and collected self-contempt by the heap. She forgot lust and simple caring for. She regarded love as possessive mating, and romance as the goal of the spirit. It would be for her a well-spring from which she would draw the most destructive emotions, deceiving the lover and seeking to imprison the beloved, curtailing freedom in every way."

Toni Morrison is gifted with her language. ( )
  JReynolds1959 | Sep 6, 2021 |
Ugly-crying. So much ugly-crying. ( )
  doryfish | Aug 20, 2021 |
Very character-driven and poetic, but it lost me on a few parts. ( )
  bookwyrmm | Jul 18, 2021 |
“Please, God,” she whispered into the palm of her hand. “Please make me disappear.” The emotional impact of Toni Morrison’s first novel is hard to describe. “The Bluest Eye” shows how one can learn to hate oneself. It shows exactly why representation and balance matter, without it you end up with “[t]he total absence of human recognition—the glazed separateness.” It is not an “easy” book to read, watching those who are powerless turn on those they can attack is difficult. As she writes, “for we were not strong, only aggressive; we were not free, merely licensed; we were not compassionate, we were polite; not good, but well behaved.” The insights and the beauty in the writing make it all work and make it more than worth the effort. It is not newsworthy to note what an incredible artist she was with words and with the depths of human emotion. She nails so much of our current situation with thoughts like “[h]e read greedily but understood selectively, choosing the bits and pieces of other men’s ideas that supported whatever predilection he had at the moment.” The main thrust of the novel is about the idea of beauty, who gets to decide it and what is really worth in the end? But instead of me trying to say it, let’s close with Ms. Morrison’s amazing words. “Along with the idea of romantic love, she was introduced to another—physical beauty. Probably the most destructive ideas in the history of human thought. Both originated in envy, thrived in insecurity, and ended in disillusion.” ( )
  MarkMad | Jul 14, 2021 |
This book is devastatingly sad, which is the only reason I did not give it five stars. It is heartwrenching, thought-provoking, and inventive. ( )
  jgmencarini | Jul 11, 2021 |
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I have said "poetry." But "The Bluest Eye" is also history, sociology, folklore, nightmare and music. It is one thing to state that we have institutionalized waste, that children suffocate under mountains of merchandised lies. It is another thing to demonstrate that waste, to re-create those children, to live and die by it. Miss Morrison's angry sadness overwhelms.
 

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Morrison, Toniautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Žantovský, MichaelTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Balacco, LuisaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Bofill, MireiaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Cousté, AlbertoIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Dee, RubyNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Dorsman-Vos, W.A.Traductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Hallén, KerstinTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Häupl, MichaelPròlegautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Lázár JúliaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Pilz, ThomasTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Rademacher, SusannaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Schmidt-Dengler, WendelinEpílegautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Schneider, HelmutCol·laboradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Thigpen, LynneNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Vink, NettieTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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And it is the blackness that accounts for, that creates,the vacuum edged with distaste in white eyes.
But we listened for the one who would say, “Poor little girl,” or, “Poor baby,” but there was only head-wagging where those words should have been. We looked for eyes creased with concern, but saw only veils.
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The Bluest Eye is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, a black girl in an America whose love for its blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, who prays for her eyes to turn blue: so that she will be beautiful, so that people will look at her, so that her world will be different. This is the story of the nightmare at the heart of her yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment.

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