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The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison - Book Review
The Bluest Eye , published in , was the first novel written by author Toni Morrison. Morrison was an African-American novelist, a Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winner whose works are praised for addressing the harsh consequences of racism in the United States. The novel takes place in Lorain, Ohio Morrison's own home town , and tells the story of a young African-American girl named Pecola who grows up during the years following the Great Depression.
Bluest Eye Summary
The Bluest Eye is split into an untitled prelude and four large units, each named after a season. The four larger units begin with "Autumn" and end in "Summer," with each unit being split into smaller sections. The first section of each season is narrated by Claudia MacTeer , a woman whose memories frame the events of the novel. At the time that the main events of the plot take place, Claudia is a nine-year-old girl. This device allows Morrison to employ a reflective adult narrator without losing the innocent perspective of a child.
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