The Bluest Eye Book Critique

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  • Topic: Toni Morrison, National Book Critics Circle Award, Cornell University
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  • Published : September 10, 2012
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The Bluest Eye is a novel written by the famous author Toni Morrison. Toni Morrison whoms real name is Chole Anthony Wofford was born in 1931 in Loraihn, Ohio. She was the second of four childern in a black working class family. Morrison grew up in a integrated neighborhood and did not fully realize racial divisions until she was a teenager. She admits that as a child she was the only black and the only one who could read. She always had an interest in literature and even took Latin in high school. She graduated from Lorain High School with honors in 1949. Morrison furthered her education and her strong desire for literature at Howard University. She majored in English and graduated from Howard in 1953. Not yet satisfied with her education Morrison decided to also attend Cornell University. She taught English at both Howard and Texas Southern University. After returning to Howard to teach English Morrison met her future husband Harold Morrison. They got married in 1958 and had their first son in 1961. Morrison first novel was The Bluest Eye which was published in 1970. It was about a young African female who believes her life would be perfect if she had blue eyes. Her next novel was Sula which was published in 1973 and explores the good and evil through the friendship of two women who grew up together. Sula was nominated for the American Book Award. Her next work Song of Solomon became the first work by an African American author to be a featured selection in the book of the month club since Native Son by Richard Wright. Other works include Tar Baby, Beloved, Jazz, Paradise, Love and many others. Morrison has won many famous awards during her writing carrer. Her novel Beloved won New York State Governor's Arts National Book Award nomination and National Book Critics Circle Award nomination. Morrison biggest accomplishment though has to ber her Nobel Prize for Literature in 19993. She became the eighth woman and the first African-American to win the prize. She...
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