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kindle ó Beloved author Toni Morrison Hardcover ´ goproled ò ❮Reading❯ ➿ Beloved Author Toni Morrison – This is the story—set in post Civil War Ohio—of Sethe an escaped slave who has risked death in order to wrench herself from a living death who has lost a husband Seductress has now come from the place over there to claim retribution for what she lost and for what was taken from herSethe's struggle to keep Beloved from gaining full possession of her present and to throw off the long dark legacy of her past is at the center of this profoundly affecting and startling novel But its intensity and resonance of feeling and the boldness of its narrative lift it beyond its particulars so that it speaks to our experience as an entire nation with a past of both abominable and ennobling circumstanceIn Beloved Toni Morrison has given us a great American novel Beloved received the Pulitzer Prize in 19 There are reasons why Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature Beloved may be the biggest one The structure is a ghost story about a woman who killed her own children rather than see them be dragged back from freedom to live a life of slavery and how the guilt of that act comes back to haunt her But the real payload here is a portrayal of the slave existence how it seeps into every pore affects every emotion defines one’s world view how one values education how willing one can be to love another human being It is a triumph a masterwork by one of the world’s great writers working so well at several levels Toni Morrison image fr0m The New YorkerSethe is the main character Having already sent her children ahead this pregnant woman flees slavery in the south and takes up residence with her grandmother Baby Suggs But when a posse comes to bring her back she kills her children rather than allow them to become slavesThere is a lot here about identity defining oneself in one’s own terms and not the owner’s for example Also there is commentary on the need for and value of community Sethe’s daughter Denver never strays from their home but when she finally does she finds that there is help to be had When Paul D is in need the community of free blacks is than willing to helpThe story is based on a real case on in which Margaret Garner remembered in this book as the family name given to the less horrendous slave owners in 1856 killed her children for the same reasonMost men in this book are oppressors but a few rise above Mister Garner although a slave owner shows at least some signs of humanity Paul D is the most developed male character struggling with his fears and weaknesses but in search of truth and peace Morrison utilizes expected literary devices like foreshadowing an early image of a white clad figure hovering over Sethe flipping back and forth among several time lines changing from third person to first classic references p 174 When the four horsemen came—schoolteacher one nephew one slave catcher and a sherrif—the hours on Bluestone Road was so uiet they thought they were too late to great effect More than just a great ghost story or an outstanding tale of slavery Morrison has written a classic of 20th century American literature It will be read foreverEXTRA STUFFMorrison’s Facebook page Morrison passed in 2019 The page is maintained by KnopfReviews of other Morrison work 2014 God Help the Child 2011 Home 2008 A MercyRead but not reviewed 1977 Song of Solomon 1973 Sula

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This is the story set in post Civil War Ohio of Sethe an escaped slave who has risked death in order to wrench herself from a living death who has lost a husband and buried a child; who has borne the unthinkable and not gone mad a woman of iron eyes and backbone to match Sethe lives in a small house on the edge of town with her daughter Denver her mother in law Baby Suggs and a disturbing mesmerizing intruder who calls herself BelovedSethe works at beating back the past but it is alive in all of them It keeps Denver fearful of straying from the house If fuels the sadness that has settled into Baby Suggs' desolated center where t I don't give books low marks lightly If anything I am prone to being carried away by the author's enthusaism and rate books highly than they deserve I am an aspiring author myself and that also leads me to be kind to the booksThat being said I really hated this bookI like fantasy and magical realism I find the dreams and allegories that live just underneath the skin of the world we can readily see and touch endlessly fascinating I like my stories intense and emotional and I like it when characters are so full of passion that it obscures their sense of the world around themThat being said I really hated this bookI found Beloved incomprehensible to the point of absurdity It's one thing to have a book that is full of magic and poetry or to have a character's passion overwhelm their ability to describe the world from time to time but I also need to know what is going on For the story to grab me I need to know what the story isDid I mention that I really hated this book?I know it's trendy to read Toni Morrison but I recommend this book to absolutely no one I found it a borderline insulting waste of my time

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Beloved author Toni MorrisHe self that was no self made its home And to Sethe the past makes itself heard and felt incessantly in memories that both haunt and soothe herin the arrival of Paul D there was something blessed in his manner Women saw him and wanted to weep one of her fellow slaves on the farm where she had once been keptin the vivid and painfully cathartic stories she and Paul D tell each other of their years in captivity of their glimpses of freedomand most powerfully in the apparition of Beloved whose eyes are expressionless at their deepest point whose doomed childhood belongs to the hideous logic of slavery and who as daughter sister and RIP Beloved Toni Morrison You changed the way I read Sometimes reality is too painful to address in plain simple narrative Sometimes truth has to be approached in circling movements slowly getting to the heart of the matter through shifting loosely linked stories that touch on the wound ever so lightly without getting too close too fast Sometimes I read to escape my reality only to find myself in a universe endlessly complicated painful difficult to understand and follow Sometimes basic statements like I could never understand why a mother would kill her child seem to dissolve leaving a confused feeling of not knowing exactly any what is right and what is wrong given specific cruel circumstancesSometimes novels shake me and leave me scarred endlessly sad and grateful at the same timeBeloved Toni Morrison Your voice sounds loud and clear through the fog of political thought Your characters live and breathe and DO NOT ALLOW FOR simplistic explanations If you want to know what slavery does to people read BelovedIt will not leave you unaffected It left me speechless