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  The Bluest Eye The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature.

It is the story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove -- a black girl in an America whose love for its blond, 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... read more

  Beloved In 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... Read more

  Song of Solomon Morrison's earthy, poetic voice compliments perfectly the fantastical and mythical elements of Song Of Soloman. A world where fathers fly in clouds of rose petals, and women can cast spells. The text is perfectly suited for an audio rendition - as poetry, songs and the spoken word feature so heavily... Read more

  Paradise "They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time. No need to hurry out here. They are seventeen miles from a town which has ninety miles between it and any other. Hiding places will be plentiful in the Convent, but there is... Read more

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    Toni Morrison - Contains biographical information on the author, historical events relevant to Beloved, an analysis of the themes within the book, and a listing of Morrison's other works.

    Paradise by Toni Morrison - Randomhouse's feature page for author Toni Morrison. Focuses on her book, Paradise, but also contains bibliographical information on her other works.

    Toni Morrison References On The Internet - A biography and essays on the author and her works, and links to other resources and information on the internet.

    Beloved - A National Conversation - This website is provided to stimulate and facilitate a national conversation about the novel, the film and the experiences of life that make Toni Morrison's Beloved such a profound and provocative work.

    Toni Morrison - Biography.

    The Quarterly Black Review - Toni Morrison - Bibliography of works.

    Anniina's Toni Morrison Page - "This site is dedicated to Toni Morrison and her works. Multilevel site includes all known web resources, such as biographies, bibliographies, essays, articles, etc." By the web-mistress of Luminarium.org.

    SparkNotes: Beloved - Plot summary and analysis for Beloved, by Toni Morrison. Also includes a discussion forum.

    ClassicNotes: The Bluest Eye - Full summary and analysis of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, written by Harvard students. Includes a biography, message board, and background information on The Bluest Eye.

    ClassicNotes: Beloved by Toni Morrison - Full summary and analysis of Beloved written by Harvard students. Includes a biography, message board, and background information.

    Toni Morrison: Nobel Prize in Literature 1993 - Press release, curriculum vitae, Nobel lecture, Nobel diploma, Swedish Nobel stamps, other resources.


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