The 1988 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction from the 1993 Nobel Prize winner for literature. Apart from minor edge wear and a faint scuff mark on the bottom page edges, the book and jacket are in very good condition. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Toni Morrison--author of Song of Solomon and Tar Baby--is a writer of remarkable powers: her novels, brilliantly acclaimed for their passion, their dazzling language and their lyric and emotional force, combine the unassailable truths of experience and emotion with the vision of legend and imagination.
It is the story--set in post-Civil War Ohio--of Sethe, an escaped slave who has risked death 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: a woman of "iron eyes and backbone to match." Sethe lives in a small house on the edge of town with her daughter, Denver, her mother-in-law, Baby Suggs, and a disturbing, mesmerizing intruder who calls herself Beloved.
Sethe works at "beating back the past," but it is alive in all of them. It keeps Denver fearful of straying from the house. It fuels the sadness that has settled into Baby Suggs' "desolated center where the self that was no self made its home." And to Sethe, the past makes itself heard and felt incessantly: in memories that both haunt and soothe her...in the arrival of Paul D ("There was something blessed in his manner. Women saw him and wanted to weep"), one of her fellow slaves on the farm where she had once been kept...in the vivid and painfully cathartic stories she and Paul D tell each other of their years in captivity, of their glimpses of freedom...and, most powerfully, in the apparition of Beloved, whose eyes are expressionless at their deepest point, whose doomed childhood belongs to the hideous logic of slavery and who, as daughter, sister and seductress, 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 full possession of her present--and to throw off the long, dark legacy of her past--is at the center of this profoundly affecting and startling novel. But its intensity and resonance of feeling, and the boldness of its narrative, lift it beyond its particulars so that it speaks to our experience as an entire nation with a past of both abominable and ennobling circumstance.
In Beloved, Toni Morrison has given us a great American novel.
Toni Morrison was awarded the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in Literature for Beloved.
Review: As with the ghost at its center, Beloved has taken many forms--from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to Oprah Winfrey's decade-in-the-making movie to this challenging audiobook read by Lynn Whitfield. Whitfield, who won an Emmy Award playing the title role in The Josephine Baker Story, has a tough assignment as she guides us back and forth in time with Sethe, an escaped slave who's still shackled by memories of her murdered child. But, as we shift between Sethe's brutal plantation days and her haunted life immediately after the Civil War, we learn one secret after another until, finally, past and present are masterfully reconciled. (Running time: three hours, two cassettes) --Kimberly Heinrichs
Año de publicación: 1987
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: First Edition
Descripción Knopf, 1987. Estado de conservación: Good. 1st ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP86904637
Descripción Knopf, 1987. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1st ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP93211252
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 2808052309
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Nº de ref. de la librería 2808676857
Descripción Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Nº de ref. de la librería G0394535979I3N00
Descripción Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Nº de ref. de la librería G0394535979I5N00
Descripción Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Nº de ref. de la librería G0394535979I4N00
Descripción Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Nº de ref. de la librería G0394535979I5N11
Descripción Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Nº de ref. de la librería G0394535979I5N01
Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, 1987. Estado de conservación: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Nº de ref. de la librería 2812303642