Beloved (Everyman's Library Classics, #268)
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison’s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past.Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has borne the unthinkable and not... show more
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Toni Morrison’s Beloved is a spellbinding and dazzlingly innovative portrait of a woman haunted by the past.Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has borne the unthinkable and not gone mad, yet she is still held captive by memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. Meanwhile Sethe’s house has long been troubled by the angry, destructive ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.Sethe works at beating back the past, but it makes itself heard and felt incessantly in her memory and in the lives of those around her. When a mysterious teenage girl arrives, calling herself Beloved, Sethe’s terrible secret explodes into the present.Combining the visionary power of legend with the unassailable truth of history, Morrison’s unforgettable novel is one of the great and enduring works of American literature.
Publish date: October 17th 2006
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Pages no: 316
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, African American
, Magical Realism
Series: Toni Morrison Trilogy (#1)
Interessiert man sich für weibliche, afroamerikanische Literatur, kommt man an Toni Morrison nicht vorbei. 1993 erhielt sie als erste schwarze Frau den Literaturnobelpreis. Bereits fünf Jahre zuvor wurde ihr Roman „Beloved“, in dem sie sich mit der Geschichte der Sklaverei in den USA auseinandersetz...
Ich kann die restlose und überschwengliche Begeisterung von vielen für diesen Roman sehr gut verstehen, in seiner Konzeption ist dieses Werk wirklich einzigartig. Eine blumige Märchensprache, die fast schon an Garcia Marquez erinnert und auch ein teilweise mystischer, dann auch wieder sehr realistis...
I think I appreciate this a lot more than I love it. Even then, by the time I was 100 or 200 pages in, I wished I'd paid more attention in the beginning so I could have grasped the structure of the story better.Shortly put, Beloved deals with the effects of traumatic memory on the present. The way i...
If this book is a meal, I have no teeth.
Beloved is the story of Sethe, a former slave who escaped to the free state of Ohio, her daughter Denver, and the ghost that they are haunted by. There is a lot to unpack in this novel; thematically there are issues of slavery, race, mothers and daughters, PTSD, and structurally there's post moderni...