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#DailyBookQuote 23Sep13 : Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

#DailyBookQuote : 23rd September 2013

 Toni Morrison

–          Toni Morrison (February 18, 1931)

–          Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison’s first novel, a book apluaded for its richness of language and boldness of vision. Set in the author’s childhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, USA it tells the story of black, eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove. Pecola prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. In the autumn of 1941, the year the marigolds in the Breedloves’ garden do not bloom. Pecola’s life does change, in painful, devastating ways. What its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child’s yearning, and the tragedy of its fulfillment. The Bluest Eye is Tony Morrisons‘s most powerful, unforgettable novels and a significant work of American fiction.

 

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