Beloved: A Novel

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Plume, 1988 - Počet stran: 275
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After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved." Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling achievement, and the most spellbinding reading experience of the decade. A brutally powerful, mesmerizing story ... read it and tremble. At the center of Toni Morrison's fifth novel, which earned her the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is an almost unspeakable act of horror and heroism: a woman brutally kills her infant daughter rather than allow her to be enslaved. The woman is Sethe, and the novel traces her journey from slavery to freedom during and immediately following the Civil War. Woven into this circular, mesmerizing narrative are the horrible truths of Sethe's past: the incredible cruelties she endured as a slave, and the hardships she suffered in her journey north to freedom. Just as Sethe finds the past too painful to remember, and the future just "a matter of keeping the past at bay," her story is almost too painful to read. Yet Morrison manages to imbue the wreckage of her characters' lives with compassion, humanity, and humor. Part ghost story, part history lesson, part folk tale, Beloved finds beauty in the unbearable, and lets us all see the enduring promise of hope that lies in anyones future.

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The writing is craftful and the imagery masterful. - Goodreads
This book was confusing and difficult to read at first. - Goodreads
Undeniably beautiful prose. - Goodreads
I was disappointed in the storytelling of this book. - Goodreads
I love the premise of this story. - Goodreads
The plot was choppy. - Goodreads

Review: Beloved (Toni Morrison Trilogy #1)

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Wow this book was an emotional and frightening affair. I love Morrison's writing style. It's refreshing and incredibly honest. I especially loved the myriad re-tellings of the book's central events from different characters' perspectives. And Baby Suggs was just beautiful as a character. Přečíst celou recenzi

Review: Beloved (Toni Morrison Trilogy #1)

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Beloved is the first Toni Morrison novel I have read and it took me a long time to get around to it. Another one of those authors whose work I had heard of, whose books I had meant to read for years ... Přečíst celou recenzi

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Chapter Three
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O autorovi (1988)

Toni Morrison is the Robert F. Goheen Professor of Humanities at Princeton University.

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