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Beloved - Toni Morrison
Beloved
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It is the mid-1800s. At Sweet Home in Kentucky, an era is ending as slavery comes under attack from the abolitionists. The worlds of Halle and Paul D. are to be destroyed in a cataclysm of torment and agony. The world of Sethe, however, is to turn from one of love to one of violence and death -... show more
It is the mid-1800s. At Sweet Home in Kentucky, an era is ending as slavery comes under attack from the abolitionists. The worlds of Halle and Paul D. are to be destroyed in a cataclysm of torment and agony. The world of Sethe, however, is to turn from one of love to one of violence and death - the death of Sethe's baby daughter Beloved, whose name is the single word on the tombstone, who died at her mother's hands, and who will return to claim retribution.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780099760115 (0099760118)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
Series: Toni Morrison Trilogy (#1)
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Wortmagieblog
Wortmagieblog rated it
5.0 Eindringlich, psychologisch vielschichtig, unverzichtbar
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...
Awogfli - Bookcroc
Awogfli - Bookcroc rated it
4.0 Sklavendrama in Märchengestalt
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...
Jocelyn (The Reading World)
Jocelyn (The Reading World) rated it
0.0 Beloved by Toni Morrison
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...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it
3.5 Digesting.
If this book is a meal, I have no teeth.
The Open Book
The Open Book rated it
4.0 Beloved by Toni Morrison: Mini Review
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...
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