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Beloved

by Morrison, Toni.

Format: Large Print 1998
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
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Braddock Carnegie Library Large Print LP F MOR
Location  Braddock Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
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Northland Public Library Large Print FIC MORRISON LP
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  FIC MORRISON LP
 
 
Penn Hills Library Large Print LP MOR
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Large Print
 
Call Number  LP MOR
 
 
Summary
Toni Morrison's magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel--first published in 1987--brought the unimaginable experience of slavery into the literature of our time and into our comprehension. Set in post-Civil War Ohio, it is the story of Sethe, an escaped slave who has risked her life in order to wrench herself from a living death; who has lost a husband and buried a child; who has borne the unthinkable and not gone mad. Sethe, who now lives in a small house on the edge of town with her daughter, Denver, her mother-in-law, Baby Suggs, and a disturbing, mesmerizing apparition who calls herself Beloved.

Sethe works at "beating back the past," but it makes itself heard and felt incessantly: in her memory; in Denver's fear of the world outside the house; in the sadness that consumes Baby Suggs; in the arrival of Paul D, a fellow former slave; and, most powerfully, in Beloved, whose childhood belongs to the hideous logic of slavery and who has now come from the "place over there" to claim retribution for what she lost and for what was taken from her. Sethe's struggle to keep Beloved from gaining possession of her present--and to throw off the long-dark legacy of her past--is at the center of this spellbinding novel. But it also moves beyond its particulars, combining imagination and the vision of legend with the unassailable truths of history.
Upon the original publication of Beloved , John Leonard wrote in the Los Angeles Times : "I can't imagine American literature without it." In fact, more than a decade later, it remains a preeminent novel of our time, speaking with timeless clarity and power to our experience as a nation with a past of both abominable and ennobling circumstance.


From the Hardcover edition.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Morrison's latest work cinched her reputation as a foremost contemporary American novelist. A staggering depiction of hauntedness set in Ohio after the Civil War, Beloved concerns a woman who flees slavery and, facing recapture, kills her little girl. Morrison's vision of black life, particularly the impact of the past on the present, is mythical in the telling."
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Set in post-Civil War Ohio, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel concerns a runaway slave and her daughter, whose lives are disrupted by a former slave, a spirit and a woman named Beloved. According to PW, this ``brilliantly conceived story . . . should not be missed.'' (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects African Americans -- Ohio -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Publisher New York :Random House Large Print in association with A.A. Knopf,1998
Edition 1st large print ed.
Language English
Description 379 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
ISBN 0375704140 (lg. print)
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