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Amor

by Toni Morrison

Heed y Christine, dos mujeres ya ancianas, han dedicado toda su vida a amar a un solo hombre y a odiarse de mil maneras distintas. Quien despertó en su día tanta rivalidad es Bill Cosey, el dueño de un hotel de la costa Este de Estados Unidos, que en los años cuarenta era el lugar. de encuentro de la gente de color con dinero y con ganas de divertirse. Bill murió hace años, dejando un reguero de recuerdos y un testamento confuso que obliga a las dos enemigas a convivir bajo el mismo techo en una mansión destartalada, donde alimentan su antigua rabia con gestos despechados y palabras amargas. Pero ¿quiénes son en realidad Heed y Christine? ¿Qué relación las une? Toni Morrison llevará al lector hasta el tiempo en que eran niñas y amigas inseparables, y le presentará a otras mujeres y hombres que conocieron a Bill, un fantasma que toma cuerpo gracias al amor que otros le entregaron en su día. "Amor es una excelente novela que combina magistralmente diálogo, introspección, denuncia social y lirismo." RAFAEL NARBONA, El Mundo "Amor es una novela de las que dejan huella. Dolorosa y bellísima escrita." JUANA SALABERT

Beloved

by Toni Morrison

Terrible, unspeakable things happened to Sethe at Sweet Home, the farm where she lived as a slave for so many years until she escaped to Ohio. Her new life is full of hope but eighteen years later she is still not free. Sethe's new home is not only haunted by the memories of her past but also by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

Beloved

by Toni Morrison

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Beloved

by Toni Morrison

Una madre: Sethe, la esclava que mata a su propia hija para salvarla del horror, para que la indignidad del presente no tenga futuro posible. Una hija: Beloved, la niña que desde su nacimiento se alimentó de leche mezclada con sangre, y poco a poco fue perdiendo contacto con la realidad por la voluntad de un cariño demasiado denso. Una experiencia: el crimen como única arma contra el dolor ajeno, el amor como única justificación ante el delito y la muerte comoparadójica salvación ante una vida destinada a la esclavitud. Con este dolor y este amor en apariencia indecibles, Toni Morrison ha construido una soberbia novela que en su día le valió el Premio Pulitzer.

Beloved

by Toni Morrison

Una madre: Sethe, la esclava que mata a su propia hija para salvarla del horror, para que la indignidad del presente no tenga futuro posible. Una hija: Beloved, la niña que desde su nacimiento se alimentó de leche mezclada con sangre, y poco a poco fue perdiendo contacto con la realidad por la voluntad de un cariño demasiado denso. Una experiencia: el crimen como única arma contra el dolor ajeno, el amor como única justificación ante el delito y la muerte comoparadójica salvación ante una vida destinada a la esclavitud. Con este dolor y este amor en apariencia indecibles, Toni Morrison ha construido una soberbia novela que en su día le valió el Premio Pulitzer.

Beloved

by Toni Morrison

Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe's new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.

Una bendición

by Toni Morrison

En la Norteamérica sureña y colonial de finales del siglo XVII, una mujer negra entrega como prenda a Florens, su hija de ocho años, para salvarla de su cruel y violento amo. Pero este sutil acto de misericordia será difícil de entender para la pequeña, quien crece en una plantación de azúcar al cuidado de otras esclavas y se hace mujer intentando exorcizar, sin éxito, el abandono al que la condenó su propia madre.

The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison's virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife. A powerful examination of our obsession with beauty and conformity, Toni Morrison's virtuosic first novel asks powerful questions about race, class, and gender with the subtlety and grace that have always characterized her writing.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Bluest Eye

by Toni Morrison

Eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, an African-American girl in an America whose love for blonde, blue-eyed children can devastate all others, prays for her eyes to turn blue, so that she will be beautiful, people will notice her, and her world will be different. The story of eleven-year-old Pecola Breedlove, the tragic heroine of Toni Morrison's haunting first novel, grew out of her memory of a girlhood friend who wanted blue eyes. Shunned by the town's prosperous black families, as well as its white families, Pecola lives with her alcoholic father and embittered, overworked mother in a shabby two-room storefront that reeks of the hopeless destitution that overwhelms their lives. In awe of her clean well-groomed schoolmates, and certain of her own intense ugliness, Pecola tries to make herself disappear as she wishes fervently, desperately for the blue eyes of a white girl. [This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 11-12 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Burn This Book

by Toni Morrison

Published in conjunction with the PEN American Center, Burn This Book is a powerful collection of essays that explore the meaning of censorship and the power of literature to inform the way we see the world, and ourselves.

La canción de Salomón

by Toni Morrison

A medio camino entre la fantasía mítica y la cruda realidad de los guetos negros en los años sesenta, La canción de Salomón narra la historia familiar de un próspero hombre de negocios que ha tratado de ocultar sus orígenes para integrarse en la sociedad blanca. Pese a sus esfuerzos, su hijo decide tomar el camino opuesto. Lejos de rehuir a sus iguales como hizo su padre, entrará en un círculo de gente dispuesta a reaccionar contra la violencia de los blancos y emprenderá un viaje en busca de un tesoro que habrá de conducirle a los orígenes de su raza. Una magnífica saga familiar a lo largo de tres generaciones, que le valió a Toni Morrison el Award National Book Critic's Circle de 1978.«Pocos estadounidenses pueden decir más de lo que Morrison ha dicho en esta sabia y extensa novela.»Reynolds Price, The New York Times

La canción de Salomón

by Toni Morrison

A medio camino entre la fantasía mítica y la cruda realidad de los guetos negros en los años sesenta, La canción de Salomón narra la historia familiar de un próspero hombre de negocios que ha tratado de ocultar sus orígenes para integrarse en la sociedad blanca. Pese a sus esfuerzos, su hijo decide tomar el camino opuesto. Lejos de rehuir a sus iguales como hizo su padre, entrará en un círculo de gente dispuesta a reaccionar contra la violencia de los blancos y emprenderá un viaje en busca de un tesoro que habrá de conducirle a los orígenes de su raza. Una magnífica saga familiar a lo largo de tres generaciones, que le valió a Toni Morrison el Award National Book Critic's Circle de 1978.«Pocos estadounidenses pueden decir más de lo que Morrison ha dicho en esta sabia y extensa novela.»Reynolds Price, The New York Times

The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010

by Toni Morrison Lucille Clifton Kevin Young Michael S. Glaser

Winner of the 2013 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry"The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 may be the most important book of poetry to appear in years."--Publishers Weekly"All poetry readers will want to own this book; almost everything is in it."--Publishers Weekly"If you only read one poetry book in 2012, The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton ought to be it."-NPR"The 'Collected Clifton' is a gift, not just for her fans...but for all of us."--The Washington Post"The love readers feel for Lucille Clifton-both the woman and her poetry-is constant and deeply felt. The lines that surface most frequently in praise of her work and her person are moving declarations of racial pride, courage, steadfastness."-Toni Morrison, from the ForewordThe Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 combines all eleven of Lucille Clifton's published collections with more than fifty previously unpublished poems. The unpublished poems feature early poems from 1965-1969, a collection-in-progress titled the book of days (2008), and a poignant selection of final poems. An insightful foreword by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison and comprehensive afterword by noted poet Kevin Young frames Clifton's lifetime body of work, providing the definitive statement about this major America poet's career.On February 13, 2010, the poetry world lost one of its most distinguished members with the passing of Lucille Clifton. In the last year of her life, she was named the first African American woman to receive the $100,000 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize honoring a US poet whose "lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition," and was posthumously awarded the Robert Frost Medal for lifetime achievement from the Poetry Society of America."mother-tongue: to man-kind" (from the unpublished the book of days):all that I am asking isthat you see me as somethingmore than a common occurrence,more than a woman in her ordinary skin.

The Complete Works of Primo Levi

by Toni Morrison Primo Levi Ann Goldstein

The Complete Works of Primo Levi, which includes seminal works like If This Is a Man and The Periodic Table, finally gathers all fourteen of Levi's books--memoirs, essays, poetry, commentary, and fiction--into three slipcased volumes. Primo Levi, the Italian-born chemist once described by Philip Roth as that "quicksilver little woodland creature enlivened by the forest's most astute intelligence," has largely been considered a heroic figure in the annals of twentieth-century literature for If This Is a Man, his haunting account of Auschwitz. Yet Levi's body of work extends considerably beyond his experience as a survivor. Now, the transformation of Levi from Holocaust memoirist to one of the twentieth century's greatest writers culminates in this publication of The Complete Works of Primo Levi. This magisterial collection finally gathers all of Levi's fourteen books--memoirs, essays, poetry, and fiction--into three slip-cased volumes. Thirteen of the books feature new translations, and the other is newly revised by the original translator. Nobel laureate Toni Morrison introduces Levi's writing as a "triumph of human identity and worth over the pathology of human destruction." The appearance of this historic publication will occasion a major reappraisal of "one of the most valuable writers of our time" (Alfred Kazin). The Complete Works of Primo Levi features all new translations of: The Periodic Table, The Drowned and the Saved, The Truce, Natural Histories, Flaw of Form, The Wrench, Lilith, Other People's Trades, and If Not Now, When?--as well as all of Levi's poems, essays, and other nonfiction work, some of which have never appeared before in English.

The Dancing Mind

by Toni Morrison

On the occasion of her acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters on the sixth of November, 1996, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison speaks with brevity and passion to the pleasures, the difficulties, the necessities, of the reading/writing life in our time.

God Help The Child

by Toni Morrison

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child--the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment--weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. <P><P> At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride's mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."<P> A fierce and provocative novel that adds a new dimension to the matchless oeuvre of Toni Morrison.

God Help the Child

by Toni Morrison

The new novel from Nobel laureate Toni Morrison.Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child is a searing tale about the way childhood trauma shapes and misshapes the life of the adult. At the centre: a woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life; but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love until she told a lie that ruined the life of an innocent woman, a lie whose reverberations refuse to diminish.... Booker, the man Bride loves and loses, whose core of anger was born in the wake of the childhood murder of his beloved brother ... Rain, the mysterious white child, who finds in Bride the only person she can talk to about the abuse she's suffered at the hands of her prostitute mother ... and Sweetness, Bride's mother, who takes a lifetime to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."

God Help the Child

by Toni Morrison

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child--the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment--weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride's mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."A fierce and provocative novel that adds a new dimension to the matchless oeuvre of Toni Morrison.

God Help the Child

by Toni Morrison

Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child--the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment--weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and misshape, the life of the adult. At the center: a young woman who calls herself Bride, whose stunning blue-black skin is only one element of her beauty, her boldness and confidence, her success in life, but which caused her light-skinned mother to deny her even the simplest forms of love. There is Booker, the man Bride loves, and loses to anger. Rain, the mysterious white child with whom she crosses paths. And finally, Bride's mother herself, Sweetness, who takes a lifetime to come to understand that "what you do to children matters. And they might never forget."A fierce and provocative novel that adds a new dimension to the matchless oeuvre of Toni Morrison.

Home

by Toni Morrison

The latest novel from Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison.An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home--and himself in it--may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from, which he's hated all his life. As Frank revisits the memories from childhood and the war that leave him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he thought he could never possess again. A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood--and his home.This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Ice

by Toni Morrison Toni Cade Bambara

A Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Selection The story of the storm went like this: it was so cold that the neighborhood families burned anything they could to stay warm. The mayor arranged an emergency school bus to get the kids to school. But only the children worried about how the dogs were holding up. "Ice" exhibits the commitment to storytelling and the intersection between fiction and politics that made Toni Cade Bambara one of the most important voices of her generation, and an advocate of recognition for African American women writers. A selection from Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions, a posthumous collection of Bambara's uncollected writings, included here with a loving preface by Toni Morrison--a discussion of her relationship with Bambara and the unprecedented "heart cling" of her fiction. An eBook short.

La isla de los caballeros

by Toni Morrison

En una paradisíaca isla del Caribe, Valerian y Margaret viven en una espléndida mansión y disfrutan de una existencia idílica. Sin embargo, todo cambiará con la llegada a la isla de Son, un náufrago negro de dudosas intenciones que se siente atraído por la bella Jadine, sobrina adoptiva de la pareja. Desde este momento, la isla se verá sacudida por una oscura y creciente pasión que hará tambalear todos los cimientos de la convivencia, obligando a hombres y mujeres a enfrentarse a ese yo secreto que todos solemos vestir con nuestras mejores mentiras. La isla de los caballeros es una de las más brillantes novelas de Toni Morrison.

Jazz

by Toni Morrison

In the winter of 1926, when everybody everywhere sees nothing but good things ahead, Joe Trace, middle-aged door-to-door salesman of Cleopatra beauty products, shoots his teenage lover to death. At the funeral, Joe's wife, Violet, attacks the girl's corpse. This passionate, profound story of love and obsession brings us back and forth in time, as a narrative is assembled from the emotions, hopes, fears, and deep realities of black urban life.

Jazz

by Toni Morrison

It is winter, barely three days into 1926, seven years after Armistice; we are in the scintillating City, around Lenox Avenue, "when all the wars are over and there will never be another one . . . At last, at last, everything's ahead. . . Here comes the new. Look out. There goes the sad stuff. The bad stuff. The things nobody-could-help stuff. " But amid the euphoric decisiveness, a tragedy ensues among people who had train-danced into the City, from points south and west, in search of a promise. Joe Trace, door -to-door salesman, erstwhile devoted husband, shoots to death his lover of three months, the impetuous, eighteen year old Dorcas. At the funeral his determined, hard-working wife Violet tries to disfigure the corpse with a knife. In a dazzling act of jazz-like improvisation, moving seamlessly in and out of past, present and future, a mysterious voice weaves this brilliant fiction, at the same time showing how its blues are informed by the brutal exigencies of slavery. Richly combining history, legend and reminiscence, this voice captures as never before the ineffable mood, the complex humanity of black urban life at a moment in our century we assumed we understood. . Jazz is an unprecedented and astonishing invention, a landmark on the American literary landscape - a novel unforgettable and for all time.

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