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READ & DOWNLOAD » The Bluest Eye DOWNLOAD ☆ GARAKAMI.CO À Toni Morrison Toni Morrison À 1 READ & DOWNLOAD The Bluest Eye is Toni Morrison's first novel a book heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain Ohio it tells the story of black eleven year old Pecola Breedlove Pecola prays for he. Just a few days ago I happened to have a conversation with someone uite a well read person too who said uite casually almost in an offhand manner how he found books written by women uninteresting On prodding him for the reason behind his disinterest he replied that books written by women just do not engage him I didn t have the heart to ask him why a second timeAnd there it sat between us this knowledge of his disdain for women writers for some hitherto unknown reason like a breathing venom spitting invisible monster uietly killing our conversation thankfullyNo evasion Not even a half hearted attempt at rescuing an uncomfortable situation A wholly unabashed flat out declaration made with the confident self righteous air of a reader who knows what good reading should consist of and when it comes to that excludeIn retrospect when I dwell on the memory of this horrendous very real conversation I experience a crushing hopelessness It s not that particular guy I am mad at No He is only a minuscule part of the universal malady afflicting our collective psyche It is this spirited tolerance for continued ignorance and apathy that infuriates me so This tradition of belittling the female voice which speaks of personal sexual gratification love marriage and childbirth of the tyranny of beauty that forces her to adhere desperately to some predetermined standard of physical perfection the right angle to her cheekbones the right slope to her nose the right lushness to her eyelashes the right curve to her hips the right skin color to match her hair and her eyes All of this is terribly uninteresting isn t it It was as though some mysterious all knowing master had given each one a cloak of ugliness to wear and they had each accepted it without uestion The master had said You are ugly people They had looked about themselves saw nothing to contradict the statement saw in fact support for it leaning at them from every billboard every movie every glance Yes they had said You are right And they took the ugliness in their hands threw it as a mantle over them and went about the world with it So what if she is a Nobel laureate So what if she created the most haunting poignant and unforgettable elegy to the horrors that American slavery spawned So what if she has crafted an eleven year old ugly and unfortunate Pecola Breedlove with the utmost sincerity So what if she has made her ugly and unfortunate Pecola yearn for a shred of love and dignity in vain till her last days So what if she has tried to shed some light on the unloved the mercilessly trodden upon rejects of a community caught in the vicious trap of fatal self loathing So what if she has thought up a newer way to deconstruct the violence of a sexual crime by removing the convenient glamour of shame routinely heaped on the victim So what if she has tried to bestow humanity even on the ones beyond redemption So what if she has offered a window into a world where a million and one injustices compete for primacy every momentSuch trifling womanly subject matters do not mesh well with the reading tastes of a man After all the Doris Lessings and Elfriede Jelineks Nadine Gordimers and Alice Munros Zora Neale Hurstons and Zadie Smiths the Jhumpa Lahiris and the Banana Yoshimotos the Bront sisters and Virginia Woolfs writewrote books for only women to read and appreciate Women can t paint women can t write It hurts to know that the Charles Tansleys of the world are alive and well But thankfully we have the Toni Morrisons to restore some balance Ximena de dos caminos heralded for its richness of language and boldness of vision Set in the author's girlhood Time of Our Singing hometown of Lorain Ohio it tells the story of black eleven year old Pecola Breedlove Pecola prays for The Black Arrow A Tale of the Two Roses he. 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READ & DOWNLOAD » The Bluest Eye DOWNLOAD ☆ GARAKAMI.CO À Toni Morrison Toni Morrison À 1 READ & DOWNLOAD R 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 wa. Being a minority in both caste and class we moved about anyway on the hem of life struggling to consolidate our weaknesses and hang on or to creep singly up into the major folds of the garment Our peripheral existence however was something we had learned to deal with probably because it was abstract Toni Morrison The Bluest EyeI m rereading Morrison s books in chronological order in 2016 and I created a private group here on Goodreads for a few of us who are interested in doing the same thing Discussing this book with others has been very interesting because we all have different perspectives and can share them expanding our own understanding of the book it s been a great experienceIt s been four years since I first read The Bluest Eye and I was extremely touched and saddened by it the first time around I count it as one of my favourite Morrison books and I m glad to say that after a reread it s still very much so I m trying hard to find the words to describe how I feel about this book and it s still hard because it s a gut wrenching book which I love though love sounds like the wrong word for it how can I love a book that is filled with so much pain sadness and grief This book condenses so much tragedy despair and sadness in a relatively small space What do you focus on It can get a bit overwhelming Morrison s advice seems to be There is really nothing to say except why But since why is difficult to handle one must take refuge in howWhenever I discuss this book with people I know Pecola is often the first name that comes up Pecola the poor unloved child who prayed for blue eyes It was hard not to draw comparisons between her and Celie The Colour Purple another abused black girl who was called ugly by all those around her And I think of all the little black girls I ve known who hated being black who hated their hair their noses their eye colour who prayed for good hair lighter skin complexion etcMorrison shows the vulnerability of children so well and the conseuences of parents not telling them what they need to know in enough detail which results in them being forced to draw conclusions on their own What they aren t told they glean from observations and discussions with each other Sometimes the truth isn t known until they are older My mother s anger humiliates me her words chafe my cheeks and I am crying I do not know that she is not angry at me but at my sicknessThere are so many parts of the book that show children as voiceless black children in particular There s the issue of representation and how the white dolls our parents thought we wanted probably did harm than good I think this is an important book in revealing the other America My book had an afterword by Morrison which I m so glad I read I had no idea that this book was inspired by a conversation she d had with an elementary school friend who prayed for blue eyes It s conversations like this that never leave you it seems but it might take you until you are an adult to understand the true meaning of what those words held and what they say about our society Like Malcolm X asked Who taught you to hate yourself from the top of your head to the soles of your feet And twenty years later I was still wondering about how one learns that Who told her Who made her feel that it was better to be a freak than what she was Who had looked at her and found her so wanting so small a weight on the beauty scaleI focused therefore on how something as grotesue as the demonization of an entire race could take root inside the most delicate member of society a child the most vulnerable member a female Toni Morrison The Bluest Eye afterword


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  • Paperback
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  • The Bluest Eye
  • Toni Morrison
  • English
  • 10 June 2020
  • 9780452287068