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Tten by women uninteresting On prodding him for the reason
behind his disinterest he replied that books written by women just do not engage him I didn t have the his disinterest he replied that books written by women just do not engage him I didn t have the to ask him why a second timeAnd there t sat between us this knowledge of his disdain for women writers for some hitherto unknown reason like a breathing venom spitting nvisible monster uietly killing our conversation thankfullyNo evasion Not even a half hearted attempt at rescuing an uncomfortable situation A wholly
flat out made with the confident self righteous air of a reader who knows what good reading should consist of and when t comes to that excludeIn retrospect when I dwell on the memory of this horrendous very real conversation I experience a crushing hopelessness It s not that particular guy I am mad at No He Mayan Strawberries is only a minuscule part of the universal malady afflicting our collective psyche Its this spirited tolerance for continued Bill Gates (Up Close) ignorance and apathy thatnfuriates me so This tradition of belittling the female voice which speaks of personal sexual gratification love marriage and childbirth of the tyranny of beauty that forces her to adhere desperately to some predetermined standard of physical perfection the right angle to her cheekbones the right slope to her nose the right lushness to her eyelashes the right curve to her hips the right skin color to match her hair and her eyes All of this Mistaken Mistress is terribly uninterestingsn t Bunny: A Novel it It was as though some mysterious all knowing master had given each one a cloak of ugliness to wear and they had each acceptedt without uestion The master had said You are ugly people They had looked about themselves saw nothing to contradict the statement saw n fact support for t leaning at them from every billboard every movie every glance Yes they had said You are right And they took the ugliness The Great Smog of India in their hands threwt as a mantle over them and went about the world with t So what f she The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary is a Nobel laureate So whatf she created the most haunting poignant and unforgettable elegy to the horrors that American slavery spawned So what f she has crafted an eleven year old ugly and unfortunate Pecola Breedlove with the utmost sincerity So what f she has made her ugly and unfortunate Pecola yearn for a shred of love and dignity Popular Hits in vain till her last days So whatf she has tried to shed some light on the unloved the mercilessly trodden upon rejects of a community caught n the vicious trap of fatal self loathing So what f she has thought up a newer way to deconstruct the violence of a sexual crime by removing the convenient glamour of shame routinely heaped on the victim So what f she has tried to bestow humanity even on the ones beyond redemption So what f she has offered a window The Creative Habit into a world where a million and onenjustices compete for primacy every momentSuch trifling womanly subject matters do not mesh well with the reading tastes of a man After all the Doris Lessings and Elfriede Jelineks Nadine Gordimers and Alice Munros Zora Neale Hurstons and Zadie Smiths the Jhumpa Lahiris and the Banana Yoshimotos the Bront sisters and Virginia Woolfs writewrote books for only women to read and appreciate Women can t paint women can t write It hurts to know that the Charles Tansleys of the world are alive and well But thankfully we have the Toni Morrisons to restore some balance. YsWhat The Rest of the Story its vivid evocation of the fear and loneliness at the heart of a child's yearning and the tragedy ofts fulfillment The Bluest Eye remains one of Toni Morrisons's most powerful unforgettable novels and a significant work of American fictio.unabashed flat out
Toni Morrison ñ 8 Free readHere s the little black girl She has dreams and a fertile magination She s a potential conduit for excellence n the world But she Lords of Life: A History of the Kings of Thailand is thenheritor of pathological trauma that s centuries old She s born to parents who are too busy licking their wounds and tending to their own pain to extend anything resembling love n her direction So she believes she s unlovable and s subseuently rendered nvisible and therefore a perfect target to direction So she believes she Simon Spatz: From Holocaust to Halifax, A Story of Survival and Success is unlovable ands subseuently rendered A Life in Two Worlds invisible and therefore a perfect target to the abuses of a society of self hating oppressed people who need to pour their sorrowsnto the vessel with the most cracks the The Hitler Kiss: A Memoir of the Czech Resistance innocentn their eyes contemptible black girl Never realizing that people who don t love themselves can never love anybody else So her cracks multiply and she breaks apart and spills over and she gets blamed for not being pristine by the very people who broke her This soil The Doré Illustrated Balzac Droll Stories is bad for certain kinds of flowers Certain seedst will not nurture certain fruit t will not bear and when the land kills of ts own volition we acuiesce and say the victim had no right to live We are wrong of course but Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species it doesn t matter It s too late 455 Along with thedea of romantic love she was ntroduced to another physical beauty Probably the most destructive deas Gwydion's Dawn in the history of human thought Both originatedn envy thrived n nsecurity and ended Mj 12. Die Geheime Regierung in disillusion Toni Morrison The Bluest EyeI have several reading goals for 2019 get some big books off my Want to Read list explore Asian writing and visit authors I have missed along my reading journey One of the most glaring omissions on this list was Toni Morrison So with the advice of my friend Rowena I selected THE BLUEST EYE to right that wrong I am wowed by Morrison s writing talents I wish I d have ventured to her world soonerTHE BLUEST EYE may well be the saddest book I have ever read Upon finishing this novel I felt like I d been sucker punched The events that took placen this world were devastating Morrisson s novel Strahlend In Purpur Und Goldd. Heilige Reich Von Konstantinopel is as far from the childhood world Ray Bradbury createdn Dandelion Wine as Sierra Wildflowers: Mt. Lassen to Kern Canyon imaginable Both took placen the Midwest El Guero Tellez/ Tellez the Blond: Reportero de policia!/ Police Reporter! in the late 20 s early 30 s and focus on childhood Thiss where the similarities endAs painful as this book Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana is to read at timest s a beautifully written novel Morrison s a poet at heartThe story s told by a minor character Claudia a young girl and friend of Pecola s her
innocence offers a rawness to the story that would have been lost f narrated by Pecola oroffers a rawness to the story that would have been lost Lodz if narrated by Pecola or older character Morrison brilliantly uses the passing of the seasons to tell this story Each season take placen a different time period and follows a different character n her or his life we learn the back stories of Pecola s people through this In the final pages of this book we see how all these people make up parts of Pecola s story Morrison writes of race better than any other writer I can think of She touches not on race n general but writes about various themes regarding race here the central theme being that Pecola s desire for blue eyes The Diminished is showing the social context that views blue eyes whichn this case s the epitome of whiteness as the standard of beauty Every girl black or white should strive to be like Shirley Temple Morrison also deftly writes on parenting and family dynamics When Claudia faces an unwanted event n her home her parents act swiftly to protect their daughter When a fa. The Bluest Eye s Toni Morrison's first novel a book heralded for ts richness of language and boldness of vision Set Claimed by a Cowboy in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain Ohiot tells the story of black eleven year old Pecola Breedlove Pecola prays for he. R tragic event happens to Pecola her mother beats and blames her The main theme of THE BLUEST EYE s not simply racism but Claim the Night (The Claiming internalized racism The main charactersn Morrison s novel have been conditioned to believe Claimed by Desire in their ownnferiority No one suffers this than Pecola Even members of her own race put her down for being ugly and for the darkness of her skinIn the end Morrison forces us to walk Say Youll Remember Me in Pecola s shoes and learn of the painful world shenhabits and she does so brilliantly well Accidental Bodyguard i m experiencing severe bookface fatigue and wasn t gonna report on this until read this cool as shit bookster s review checked out the reviews on for the bluest eye and listed some excerpts Toni Morrison s the most overrated author n America Mehr als das it s only because of Oprah the most overrated personalityn America that she s popular You know I know blacks have had a hard time n this worldI m not naivebut there s a right and wrong way to tell us about your problems This book Abby and the Bachelor Cop is an example of the wrong way To met came off as preachy and heavy handed Once again Toni
Morrison Puts An Assortmentputs an assortment diatribes and racial angst Eye to Eye into book form and masueradest as literature with a moral message What Accidentally Expecting is actually between the covers of the books 150 pages of the gross aspects of sex and femine hygene That s not what makes brillant writing The Bluest Eye does not celebrate the beauty of the black ndividual but Herzrivalen instead simply and grotesuely trashes white characteristicse blonde straight hairblue eyes So f a little blonde haired blue eyed girl reads this book s she supposed to feel ashamed to have these characteristics I think Alaskan Nights it s terrible that Oprah Winfrey would recommend a book as anti white as this It s not as bad as some black literature that blames everything on white people butt s close people are dicks yeah not too controversial genocide and war and rape and stalin and the crusades and nuisition and blah fucking blah yeah know we also have amnesty nternational and the sistine chapel and mexican food and rosario dawson but you read the above and kinda wish that the fear and war mongerers are right and that ran would just nuke out the whole planet ahem anyway m not here to answer the jackass prickfucks who find the bluest eye to be racist or anti white or a masuerade they re just diots Always Look Twice it s this whole oprah thing mean these are the same kinds of fools who get very smug and happy attacking the literary canon while sucking off eually canonized outsiders such as hunter thompson thomas pynchon DFW etc writers All For You: Halfway There / Buckhorn Ever After / The One You Want / One Perfect Night i enjoy but have nollusion that they re any the outsider than Any Man Of Mine is john updiken other words people who feel Annalee And The Lawman it s any different to deliberately swim against the stream ast The Apollonides Mistress Scandal is to swim witht so all you haters of oprah s bookclub a favor please just SHUT
UP ALREADY Or IsALREADY or s just so rritating that oprah put leo tolstoy on the nytimes best seller list and faulkner and garcia maruez yeah that s some evil shit Anything For His Son i mean getting hockey moms to read the road rather than some shit with fabio on the cover sorry hockey moms has gotta be up there with the alien and sedition actn terms of evils perpetrated on the good citizens of this country Just a few days ago I happened to have a conversation with someone uite a well read person too who said uite casually almost Anticipation in an offhand manner how he found books wri. R eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond blue eyed childrenn America In the autumn of 1941 the year the marigolds n the Breedloves' garden do not bloom Pecola's life does change n painful devastating wa.