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The Resource Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison

Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison

Label
Beloved : a novel
Title
Beloved
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Toni Morrison
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved." Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things begin to happen. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civil War, this profoundly affecting chronicle of slavery and its aftermath is Toni Morrison's greatest novel, a dazzling achievement, and the most spellbinding reading experience of the decade. A brutally powerful, mesmerizing story ... read it and tremble. At the center of Toni Morrison's fifth novel, which earned her the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, is an almost unspeakable act of horror and heroism: a woman brutally kills her infant daughter rather than allow her to be enslaved. The woman is Sethe, and the novel traces her journey from slavery to freedom during and immediately following the Civil War. Woven into this circular, mesmerizing narrative are the horrible truths of Sethe's past: the incredible cruelties she endured as a slave, and the hardships she suffered in her journey north to freedom. Just as Sethe finds the past too painful to remember, and the future just "a matter of keeping the past at bay," her story is almost too painful to read. Yet Morrison manages to imbue the wreckage of her characters' lives with compassion, humanity, and humor. Part ghost story, part history lesson, part folk tale, Beloved finds beauty in the unbearable, and lets us all see the enduring promise of hope that lies in anyones future
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Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 1988
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Beloved (Motion picture : 1998)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Toni
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O8749
LC item number
B4 1988b
Literary form
novels
NLM call number
PS 3563 .O8749
NLM item number
M882b 1988
Series statement
Plume contemporary fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Women slaves
  • Infanticide
  • Ohio
  • African American women
  • Infanticide
  • Women slaves
  • Ohio
  • Familie
  • Psychische Verarbeitung
  • Schwarze
  • Sklaverei
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • African Americans
  • Ohio
  • Literature, Modern
  • Blacks
  • Race Relations
Label
Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison
Link
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/tmorris.htm
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm17548829
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780452264465
Lccn
88005185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40006715
  • (OCoLC)17548829
Label
Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison
Link
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/tmorris.htm
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm17548829
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780452264465
Lccn
88005185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40006715
  • (OCoLC)17548829

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