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Toni Morrison's magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel--first published in 1987--brought the unimaginable experience of slavery into the literature of our time and into our comprehension.

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christi, December 4, 2006 (view all comments by christi)
This story reminds me of how I feel about Victorian artifacts - there's something so creepy, so death-obsessed about it all, but something about it makes me want to see more and more. In the manner of Morrison, this story revolves around the mystical - a child returns home from her deathbed in full body and flesh - but that's not the even really the bones of the story. Some novels deal with the effects of slavery in a master/slave narrative, but Morrison, like Alice Walker, likes to dig deeper into the effects slavery has on the human spirit, on the ability to see others as human and in the heirarchy of quasi-power it creates. Haunting, frightening, beautiful.
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ISBN:
9780140283402
Subtitle:
(Great Books Edition)
Author:
Morrison, Toni
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
Women slaves
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Infanticide
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century
Series Volume:
3137
Publication Date:
20000101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.40x5.63x.78 in. .71 lbs.

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