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by Toni Morrison
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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 1 year ago
I don't really know what to say about this book, literature-wise. What I know is that it touched me. I left a comment over halfway through, about crying to the beat of the lifting bits, and negative spaces, and I don't know if I'm capable of doing it more justice. There was a lot that kept crashin...
Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it 2 years ago
to raise a child or banish a ghost. The end of the novel, the sense of strength, hope, community and forgiveness, repays the reader for the trauma endured and a story powerful enough to make tears flow like rivers. There are some truly incredible lines. The language Morrison uses is evocative an...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
Well, the third week really hit my bingo experience out of the ballpark this year -- and not only because it finished with my first completed bingo; that was actually just the icing on the cake. But it included no less than three absolutely knock-out fabulous books, plus a fourth that was almost as...
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it 2 years ago
Well, the third week really hit my bingo experience out of the ballpark this year -- and not only because it finished with my first completed bingo; that was actually just the icing on the cake. But it included no less than three absolutely knock-out fabulous books, plus a fourth that was almost as...
Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it 2 years ago
This story is so full of rage and love and pain and grief, and I can’t do it justice with a review, except to say that it broke my heart and I am a little different for having read it. Hardcover version. This is one of those books that is absolutely not suited to audio, at least on the first readi...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 2 years ago
Not too much to say about this one except every word just drips with rawness. The question is what would you do? Would you do as Sethe did? Would you have done something differently? I can't imagine being owned by someone. I can't imagine my body not being mine to command. I can't imagine my child...
Wortmagieblog
Wortmagieblog rated it 4 years ago
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...
Jocelyn (The Reading World)
Jocelyn (The Reading World) rated it 5 years ago
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 5 years ago
If this book is a meal, I have no teeth.
The Open Book
The Open Book rated it 5 years ago
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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