||The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel
written by Toni Morrison, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in
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...
||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
||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
||"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
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Morrison - Biography.
Quarterly Black Review - Toni Morrison - Bibliography of
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.
Beloved - Plot summary and analysis for Beloved, by Toni
Morrison. Also includes a discussion forum.
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
Beloved by Toni Morrison - Full summary and analysis of
Beloved written by Harvard students. Includes a biography, message
board, and background information.
Morrison: Nobel Prize in Literature 1993 - Press release,
curriculum vitae, Nobel lecture, Nobel diploma, Swedish Nobel
stamps, other resources.