The dialogue is sparse and maybe a little wooden, but the descriptions of this book are stark and magnificent. Starting with initial reactions and then later analysis of the novel, there has been lots of talk surrounding the novel that should be included. Of course, in today's world, many would. I listened to this via Audible and I was spellbound. Lederle; sound, Victoria Delorio; production stage manager, Deb Styer. But why do you still believe that racism exists? A beautiful and devastating book.
And as luck would have it, this person fell for me as well. This isolation Pecola feels kept me at a distance from her, combined with the fact that we don't get to hear from Pecola herself at all. Not even the gardens fronting the lake showed marigolds that year. Smile, Father, smile; a father that rapes Pecola, as opposed to a father that plays with Jane. Her only solace is with three prostitutes, Miss Maginot Line, China, and Poland, who live above Pecola's apartment. Here is the little black girl.
This is a very great page on The Bluest Eye. She wants to wrap everybody in a thick blanket, hold them, tell them that they are loved despite our broken and troubling nature, despite the way the world has treated them. An almost infinite amount, apparently. I discovered her writing with Beloved for which have a copy signed by her at a reading in Brooklyn of Jazz decades ago. Rosemary Villanucci, our next-door friend who lives above her father's cafe, sits in a 1939 Buick eating bread and butter.
And that Morrison tries to reveal. That said, I'm not trying to say that I can feel, or understand even a small percentage of what Pecola went through. And for women, particularly, this notion of physical beauty can be toxic in ways that I don't think that men struggle with as much. I will add and change some of the wording especially the first sentence which is lacking the proper citing. However, sometimes the brutality can be a little too much.
It was a different time. The loved one is shorn, neutralized, frozen in the glare of the lover's inward eye. I didn't know that was a thing they'd struggle with. As Pecola's story unfolds, we realize that she is helpless to deal with the pain she is going through, and she internalizes it. One might assume these works are the source for the interpretations, but there's no way of knowing unless one goes to read those works.
Or, maybe just less caring. That being said, I strongly disliked the execution of this story. In the Breedlove household, Polly and Cholly physically fight often, and Cholly is said to have set fire to their home. What do you focus on? This is not just a tale of whites vers I wonder who the Mexican Toni Morrison is. Pecola, the poor, unloved child who prayed for blue eyes. So, basically, quite the same as Pecola herself, only a decade later. Toni Morrison Biography is an American writer and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University.
I mean, I grew up, especially when I was in college, you know, that Philadelphia sound. A definitive stylist, a poet, Morrison is brilliant. Miss Morrison exposes the negative of the Dick-and-Jane-and-Mother-and-Father-and-Dog-and-Cat photograph that appears in our reading primers, and she does it with a prose so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry. A definitive stylist, a poet, Morrison is brilliant. So she believes she is unlovable, and is subsequently rendered invisible and therefore a perfect target to absorb the abuses of a society of self-hating, oppressed people who need to pour their sorrows into the vessel with the most cracks: the innocent in their eyes, contemptible black girl. When it closes, the production will have played 589 regular and 36 preview performances at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
Morrison, a single mother of two sons, wrote the novel while she taught at Howard University. Morrison's literature often makes me angry and depressed, but not as angry and depressed as some of the reviews it gets. Now here are two white girls saying whoa, I want to be like Michelle Obama. I think this is an important book in revealing the other America. Cholly and Junior are prime examples.