9780452264465

Beloved

ISBN 10: 0452264464 / 0-452-26446-4
ISBN 13: 9780452264465
Publisher: Plume
Publication Date: 1994
Binding: Softcover
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"Ms. Morrison's versatility and technical and emotional range appear to know no bounds....'Beloved' is written in an antiminimalist prose that is by turns rich, graceful, eccentric, rough, lyrical, sinuous, colloquial and very much to the point....In this book, the other world exists and magic works, and the prose is up to it. If you can believe page one--and Ms. Morrison's verbal authority compels belief--you're hooked on the rest of the book."

Margaret Atwood, New York Times Book Review, 09/13/1987

Review:
"I carried it around like it was the Bible while I was shooting the film and prior to that I had read it twice. Her writing is such that you can't take it all in the first time. You have to spoon-feed it to yourself. I can read Toni Morrison's work over and over again and find something new every time."

Oprah Winfrey, New York Times, 12/06/1997

 
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Book Description: Longman 8 Sep 1998, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Amazon Review\nIn the troubled years following the Civil War, the spirit of a murdered child haunts the Ohio home of a former slave. This angry, destructive ghost breaks mirrors, leaves its fingerprints in cake icing, and generally makes life difficult for Sethe and her family; nevertheless, the woman finds the haunting oddly comforting for the spirit is that of her own dead baby, never named, thought of only as Beloved. \n\nA dead child, a runaway slave, a terrible secret--these are the central concerns of Toni Morrison's Pulitzer Prize-winning Beloved. Morrison, a Nobel laureate, has written many fine novels, including Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, and Paradise--but Beloved is arguably her best. To modern readers, antebellum slavery is a subject so familiar that it is almost impossible to render its horrors in a way that seems neither clichéd nor melodramatic. Rapes, beatings, murders, and mutilations are recounted here, but they belong to characters so precisely drawn that the tragedy remains individual, terrifying to us because it is terrifying to the sufferer. And Morrison is master of the telling detail: in the bit, for example, a punishing piece of headgear used to discipline recalcitrant slaves, she manages to encapsulate all of slavery's many cruelties into one apt symbol--a device that deprives its wearer of speech. "Days after it was taken out, goose fat was rubbed on the corners of the mouth but nothing to soothe the tongue or take the wildness out of the eye." Most importantly, the language here, while often lyrical, is never overheated. Even as she recalls the cruelties visited upon her while a slave, Sethe is evocative without being overemotional: "Add my husband to it, watching, above me in the loft--hiding close by--the one place he thought no one would look for him, looking down on what I couldn't look at at all. And not stopping them--looking and letting it happen. And if he was that broken then, then he is also and certainly dead now." Even the supernatural is treated as an ordinary fact of life: "Not a house in the country ain't packed to its rafters with some dead Negro's grief. We lucky this ghost is a baby," comments Sethe's mother-in-law. \n\nBeloved is a dense, complex novel that yields up its secrets one by one. As Morrison takes us deeper into Sethe's history and her memories, the horrifying circumstances of her baby's death start to make terrible sense. And as past meets present in the shape of a mysterious young woman about the same age as Sethe's daughter would have been, the narrative builds inexorably to its powerful, painful conclusion. Beloved may well be the defining novel of slavery in America, the one that all others will be measured by. --Alix Wilber --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. Review\nShe's a masterful craftsperson, which people tend to overlook. She is as great and as innovative as Faulkner and Garcia Marquez and Woolf. (New York Times )\n\nMercurial imagination and brilliantly elegant prose.She has the ability to shock and entrance, episode by episode, which is the hallmark of a genuine writer (The Guardian )\n\nToni Morrison's writing is a train that knows where it's going, fierce and fast-moving in narrative, lyrically showy in description (Sunday Times ) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # 79a69cc00add9c3ffbfc5a7c99e452f3

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