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  • Hardcover
  • 329 pages
  • Beloved
  • Toni Morrison
  • Finnish
  • 24 August 2016

10 thoughts on “Beloved

  1. Jessica Jessica says:

    Beloved is the Great American Horror Novel Sorry Stephen King evil clowns and alcoholic would be writers are pretty creepy but they just got nothing on the terrifying specter of American slavery I literally got chills physical chills over and over while reading this book To me great horror has the scary element eg a ghost and then lurking behind it something so vast and evil that trying to think about it can make you go insane Beloved did that It worked as horror And then also even it worked as great American literature I don't think in these terms too often but it does seem like there's such a thing as national novels I'm sure there's a better fancier way to talk about what I mean which is books that are so specifically about The American Experience that being an American reading them feels very special and intimate as if it's a book about my own family That feels like a strange and dorky thing for me to say but it's how I felt Slavery is such an essential part of all our heritage that reading this treatment of it felt very personal like listening to secrets about your grandparents Beloved really worked on something at the heart of the American experience and while I don't usually think in those terms this book forced me to which is one of many reasons why it did affect me so muchI feel like Morrison has a certain reputation and associations that are completely at odds with what her work is actually like Maybe it's the Toni with an i thing; it's definitely the Oprah connection and the fact that she's a lady author but whatever the reasons I feel like people who haven't read her believe that Morrison writes these lovely lyrical ladylike books that will soften the heart and elevate the soul and I mean I guess in a way she does but these lovely books will give you seriously deranged nightmares Toni Morrison is out of her MIND I mean she really must be in order to write these things I can't imagine what it would be like to have this incredibly twisted stuff come out of my brain Of course the most horrific parts of the book aren't invented; Morrison clearly spent a lot of time researching the historical record of slavery and thinking about its effects and meaning and her ability to wrest a novel like this out of that past is just incomprehensible because in fact Beloved really is lovely and lyrical but it's about the most disturbing shit imaginable It's interesting to see how divided people on this site are about Morrison A lot of people just LOATHE her I think that's pretty understandable when you consider her subject matter Some girl on here was like UGH Beastiality rape torture infanticide Toni Morrison is DISGUSTING And I mean well that girl's got a point this book was pretty icky but it's about kind of an icky topic ya know?In a weird way this felt a bit like the anti Proust it's about memory but instead of being a plotless enchanting European meander through a picturesue past Beloved is a brutal and ruthless American cousin with rough bloody hands running through the woods screaming The book is about the problem of memory specifically the memory of trauma both on a personal and national level I feel like everyone always wants to write these great books about the most terrible shit but the fact is that doing so right is incredibly hard which is maybe why there're so many bad books about tragedy and so many good books about boring people's mundane little problems You really have to know what you're doing to write about the most terrible shit well and Morrison picked THE most terrible shit in America's past then wrote an original and organic ghost story that deserves its hallowed place in American literature Ya know one thing we think about in social work school or that I thought about anyway is the relationship between macro events or phenomena eg a war or racism and its micro effects on individuals This book depicts the effects of slavery on people individually and collectively with just well shattering genius But don't try this at home folks She is a lady of unusual talent and skills and in most people's clumsy hands this effort'd be dangerous Beloved isn't flawless and it's not one of my all time favorite books or anything However it is a great classic and I think everyone who hasn't already should read it well actually let me amend that A lot of people on here as noted hate this book If you struggle to follow a slightly nonlinear narrative or are white and feel personally affronted by descriptions of historical wrongs perpetrated by white people on black people you might chose another book club selection Everyone else though I think should give this a go especially if you love ghost storiesPS I just had a really fun idea for a literary double date which would be Cathy from Wuthering Heights with Beloved and Medea with Sethe They could all go on the Oprah show together and talk about their traumatic experiences I would definitely definitely watch that and I bet other people would too


  2. Samadrita Samadrita says:

    BelovedYou are my sisterYou are my daughterYou are my face; you are meI have found you again; you have come back to meYou are my belovedYou are mineYou are mine It's 6 o'clock in the morning and I have finished with one of the best books I have ever read in the course of my short life I am sleepless and I need a moment to organize my thoughts sort out my feelings Come back to real life But I can't A part of me is still with Sethe and her daughters Denver and Beloved at 124 A part of me is being tied to a pole and whipped mercilessly for eating a shoat I skinned butchered and cooked myself A part of me is giving birth to children of fathers who forced themselves on me A part of me is still wondering whether my husband Halle is out there alive and free or long dead A part of me is burying the daughter I killed with a handsaw because I couldn't live to see her being pushed into the endless abyss of torture and humiliation that I had to endure myself A part of me is engraving the word 'Beloved' on the headstone of my dead girl because she has no name But it is not I It is Sethe and Sethe is not II'm not even Baby Suggs Sethe's mother in law who never had a chance to recognize that she was a human being with a beating heart Baby Suggs who only looked at her own hands at the sunset of life and came to the realization that they were her own Her very own for her own use and not the use of another Baby Suggs who was forced to accept the kindness of being bought out of slave labour by her own son at the cost of never seeing him again never knowing what happened to himI'm not Paul D being made to wear neck braces as punishment for an act of belligerence unable to move his head Deeply afraid of starting a new life and adding a purpose to it not knowing what to do with the new found freedom after the Civil War Afraid of loving too much and losing too much because of itI'm just a lucky Indian girl who was born in an era free from the worst form of human rights violation that ever existed on the planet I was not alive during the period of systematic brutalization of one particular race by another just because one proclaimed racial superiority over the otherI was not in the plantations of Kentucky or Georgia or the Carolinas before or after the Civil War I wasn't in the hell called 'Sweet Home'But Sethe was So were Halle Paul D Sixo Paul A and Baby Suggs and the unnamed ones And a part of me is with them and I still cannot wrest it awayI can perhaps ramble on and on and still be completely unable to write a proper review of 'Beloved' And I won't even try to summarize the book in a few sentences since that would be deeply irreverent of me Beloved is not just a masterpiece not even just a remarkable literary achievement Beloved is the beauty of the resilience of the human spirit Beloved is about hope and endurance Beloved tells us about unspeakable cruelty and abuse inflicted on humanity by humanity itself Beloved reveals festering psychological wounds deep emotional scars that could never ever heal Beloved is profoundly lyrical and empathetic in its depiction of grotesue events that unfolded during the most ignominious part of America's history Beloved wrenches your heart out shreds it into a million tiny pieces but then stitches all the pieces together and hands your heart back to you all bloodied and messed upMaybe a few years down the line when I read Beloved again I will write a coherent review and sound less emotional Maybe I will get every cryptic message Toni Morrison intended for her reader to receive and decode Maybe I will not But I will tryAnd I will read this book again when I feel like my life is difficult or I can't go on any I'm sure Sethe and Beloved will be there to hold my hands and lead me forwardI cannot write any I must go and find myself another tissuePS Apologies for the spoilers I have ended up including in the review But I just had to write this the way I did


  3. Mark Stone Mark Stone says:

    I don't give books low marks lightly If anything I am prone to being carried away by the author's enthusaism and rate books highly than they deserve I am an aspiring author myself and that also leads me to be kind to the booksThat being said I really hated this bookI like fantasy and magical realism I find the dreams and allegories that live just underneath the skin of the world we can readily see and touch endlessly fascinating I like my stories intense and emotional and I like it when characters are so full of passion that it obscures their sense of the world around themThat being said I really hated this bookI found Beloved incomprehensible to the point of absurdity It's one thing to have a book that is full of magic and poetry or to have a character's passion overwhelm their ability to describe the world from time to time but I also need to know what is going on For the story to grab me I need to know what the story isDid I mention that I really hated this book?I know it's trendy to read Toni Morrison but I recommend this book to absolutely no one I found it a borderline insulting waste of my time


  4. Glenn Sumi Glenn Sumi says:

    Updated August 2019 RIP Toni Morrison Over the past 15 years I’ve tried a couple of times to read Toni Morrison’s epic Pulitzer Prize winning novel about murder guilt ghosts and the brutal complex physical and psychological legacy of slaverySomething about the dense poetic prose and the elliptical nature of the storytelling made it impenetrable After a chapter or two I’d give up perplexed And I’ve read William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf This made Oprah’s Book Club? I’m so glad I persevered About a third of the way in I realized just how carefully Morrison had constructed the narrative which pivots on two horrific events one involving a mother killing her child inspired by the actual story of a woman named Margaret Garner and the other which informs the first about an attempted escape by a group of slaves at a plantation – and its violent aftermath The setting is 1873 Ohio Sethe and her daughter Denver live in a house on 124 Bluestone Road Once a lively place where freed slaves congregated after Emancipation to get news and socialize it’s now desolate and creepy haunted by the spiteful ghost of Sethe’s dead two year old child – not a spoiler since it’s introduced in the first few pages The matriarch Baby Suggs Sethe’s mother in law is now dead and Sethe’s two sons have fled the premisesWhen Paul D enters the home things begin to change He and Sethe worked on the same plantation – called Sweet Home ironic because it was anything but – decades earlier They share history good and bad and harbour secrets from the other Paul D’s presence makes the ghost leave and he alienates the shy awkward Denver and begins to make Sethe unshackle herself from the past until a mysterious stranger – with no lines on her hands or face – appears at 124 to mess things up Beloved overflows with stories some tragic some vicious some joyous some brimming with loveIt takes a while to get all the names straight; I found myself flipping back to see when a character was introduced It’s not a long book average length really but it’s dense and full of layered complex imagery about water it's not a coincidence that Sethe's name suggests Lethe the river of forgetfulness and oblivion colours milk metal I'll never forget the description of Sethe’s back so severely scarred from whippings it resembles a multi branched tree or Paul D talking about slaves having their mouths pried open with horses’ bits “the wildness that shot up into the eye the moment the lips were yanked back”Other things that will haunt and disturb me the idea of black slaves being compared to animals; the seuence in which Paul D discovers just how much he’s worth in dollars and cents compared to Sethe who is basically a breeding machine to create slaves imagine what that would do to a person’s – a people's? – sense of self worth These are balanced out with scenes of kindness and generosityNot all the white characters are bad; one feisty young poor white girl helps Sethe deliver her child in a boat and there’s a subtle portrait of a pair of generous older white siblings who radiate humanity And unlike Walker’s The Color Purple the black men in the book aren’t all fools and rapists Morrison’s vision is broad expansive clear eyed but ultimately forgivingThe language is earthy yet majestic with echoes of Faulkner and even the King James Bible It’s often hard to read because it feels like you’re wading through an ocean of memories some of which are buried deep and trying to surfaceThe point of view shifts repeatedly In one remarkable section we’re given the POV of the dead baby in which she’s caught between death and life Morrison gives you various takes on the same scene but spreads them throughout the book so you circle around events trying to get to the truth Is the truth possible? Do some things remain unknowable?There’s unspeakable real human pain at the centre Shame Desperation Guilt Generations of it But like much great art Beloved offers a glimmer of hope and redemption at the end Sethe says Paul D me and you we got yesterday than anybody We need some kind of tomorrow Amen


  5. Angela M Angela M says:

    The brutal truth brilliantly written A mother hanging from a tree the vile debasement of a nursing mother scars so deep from whipping that they make a design of a tree on a woman’s back a bloodied dead baby the ultimate symbol of how truly horrific slavery was These are some of the images that I will remember long after reading this book This was not an easy book to read and it’s not one I can say was enjoyable in the strictest sense of the word but I can say that I appreciated every word what the story tells of and how it is told The past is present in flashbacks in memory in stories told by one character to another in streams of consciousness The past is always present in the present It’s a haunting ghost story but the past is haunting daunting This blend of past and present reuires the reader to pay close attention I read it slowly so I wouldn’t miss what was happening what had happened What an achievement in storytelling Much has been written about this book that tells of Sethe’s story of Baby Suggs’s story about Denver’s story and about Paul D’s story and of course Beloved’s I’m not going to do that here because it’s Toni Morrison’s story to tell and I recommend that you discover it yourself Just be prepared That Sethe’s character is based on a real person deepens the significance when as a reader I considered what a mother would do to save her child from a horrific life of slaveryThe news of Toni Morrison’s recent death is what prompted me to finally pick this up out of the basket next to my bed filled with books I’ve been meaning to read With every article I read about her this last week I kept thinking about how much I have missed by not having read any of her books As difficult as this was to read I’m glad I did and I know that I will read so as not to miss out on of the reasons why Morrison deserved so many accolades including the Nobel Prize in Literature


  6. Lisa Lisa says:

    RIP Beloved Toni Morrison You changed the way I read Sometimes reality is too painful to address in plain simple narrative Sometimes truth has to be approached in circling movements slowly getting to the heart of the matter through shifting loosely linked stories that touch on the wound ever so lightly without getting too close too fast Sometimes I read to escape my reality only to find myself in a universe endlessly complicated painful difficult to understand and follow Sometimes basic statements like I could never understand why a mother would kill her child seem to dissolve leaving a confused feeling of not knowing exactly any what is right and what is wrong given specific cruel circumstancesSometimes novels shake me and leave me scarred endlessly sad and grateful at the same timeBeloved Toni Morrison Your voice sounds loud and clear through the fog of political thought Your characters live and breathe and DO NOT ALLOW FOR simplistic explanations If you want to know what slavery does to people read BelovedIt will not leave you unaffected It left me speechless


  7. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    There are reasons why Toni Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature Beloved may be the biggest one The structure is a ghost story about a woman who killed her own children rather than see them be dragged back from freedom to live a life of slavery and how the guilt of that act comes back to haunt her But the real payload here is a portrayal of the slave existence how it seeps into every pore affects every emotion defines one’s world view how one values education how willing one can be to love another human being It is a triumph a masterwork by one of the world’s great writers working so well at several levels Toni Morrison image fr0m The New YorkerSethe is the main character Having already sent her children ahead this pregnant woman flees slavery in the south and takes up residence with her grandmother Baby Suggs But when a posse comes to bring her back she kills her children rather than allow them to become slavesThere is a lot here about identity defining oneself in one’s own terms and not the owner’s for example Also there is commentary on the need for and value of community Sethe’s daughter Denver never strays from their home but when she finally does she finds that there is help to be had When Paul D is in need the community of free blacks is than willing to helpThe story is based on a real case on in which Margaret Garner remembered in this book as the family name given to the less horrendous slave owners in 1856 killed her children for the same reasonMost men in this book are oppressors but a few rise above Mister Garner although a slave owner shows at least some signs of humanity Paul D is the most developed male character struggling with his fears and weaknesses but in search of truth and peace Morrison utilizes expected literary devices like foreshadowing an early image of a white clad figure hovering over Sethe flipping back and forth among several time lines changing from third person to first classic references p 174 When the four horsemen came—schoolteacher one nephew one slave catcher and a sherrif—the hours on Bluestone Road was so uiet they thought they were too late to great effect More than just a great ghost story or an outstanding tale of slavery Morrison has written a classic of 20th century American literature It will be read foreverEXTRA STUFFMorrison’s Facebook page Morrison passed in 2019 The page is maintained by KnopfReviews of other Morrison work 2014 God Help the Child 2011 Home 2008 A MercyRead but not reviewed 1977 Song of Solomon 1973 Sula


  8. Michael Finocchiaro Michael Finocchiaro says:

    This was my second or third reading of Beloved a book that broke my heart and remade it once again The tree on Sethe's back is a map to both pain and redemption I feel like I am going to uote nearly the entire book if I keep to copy out all of my notes From the initial haunting of Beloved and her return the tale of Sethe is the tale of the revolting violence and sexual underpinning of the institution of slavery The stories from Sweet Home are all heartbreaking particularly once Schoolteacher takes over and yet even across the river at 124 those who escaped are unsafe The novel does a fantastic job of capturing the love of Sethe and Paul D the emergence of an I for Denver and the pain of loss for Baby Suggs Memorable from start to finish this is truly one of the greatest works of fiction of the last century I loved how it ended as Denver takes control of her life and in doing so saves Sethe Love conuers allSethe is defiant at the beginning of the book when Paul D arrives I got a tree on my back and a haint in my house and nothing in between but the daughter I am holding in my arms Now running from nothing p 15 Paul D being the kind soul that he is listens to the shards of her story The reader needs to be patient because the full meaning of the loss of milk the lost sons Buglar and Howard the whitegirl all of these will be peeled off of the story like layers of an onion The emotion is overwhelming and creates tenderness between Sethe and Paul D As she raised up from the heat she felt Paul D behind her and his hands under her breasts She straightened up and knew but could not feel that is cheek was pressing into the branches of the chokecherry tree p 17 And just like that Paul D casts the ghost of 124 out leaving Denver confused and aloneNow her mother was upstairs with the man who had gotten rid of the only other company she had Denver dipped a bit of bread into the jelly Slowly methodically miserably she ate it p 19 What is impressive is the power of Morrison's writing and how much she packs into these first 20 pages of the first chapter it is breathtaking to read The afternoon lovemaking of Sethe and Paul D opens up vistas in their memory of the previous slave life they shared at Sweet Home when Sethe was with Halle and got pregnant with Denver Most of the memories are rife with the inherent inhumanity and violence of slavery To survive the slaves of Sweet Home had to derive pleasure from very small nearly insignificant things like corn in the field in which Halle and Sethe had made love the first timeWhat he did remember was parting the hair to get to the tip the edge of his fingernail just under so as not to graze a single kernel The pulling down on the tight sheath the ripping sound always convinced her it hurt As soon as one strip of husk was down the rest obeyed and the ear yielded up to him its shiny rows exposed at last How loose the silk How uick the jailed up flavor ran free No matter what all your teeth and wet fingers anticipated there was no accounting for the way that simple joy could shake you How loose the silk How fine and loose and free p 27 A lot to unpack there but it is amazing how the memories of Sethe and Paul D intertwine Sethe remembering the sex in the field and comparing it to the pain of opening the corn husk and Paul D remembering the sensations both tactile and gustatory of the raw cornOne important thing to keep in mind when reading Beloved is the deep vernacular used by the protagonists that reuires sometimes reading out loud to get a feel for the sing songy diction and how time is strictly non linear as each of the characters shifts back and forth over memories too painful to bear all at once There is also an extremely sensual aspect to Morrison's writing where the various senses blend togetherThe closer the roses got to death the louder their scent and everybody who attended the carnival associated it with the stench of the rotten roses p 47 I took this to be another way of displacing the painful memories and dispersing them so as to dampen their bite Not long afterward Beloved comes to 124 and the heart of the novel is how she has a dysfunctional fusional relationship with Sethe a distant opportunistic relationship with Denver and a violent sexual relationship with Paul D driving him away from the house It takes Sethe a lot longer then Denver to realize this because of Beloved's all consuming devotion Sethe was flattered by Beloved's open uiet devotionthe company of this sweet if peculiar guest pleased her the way a zealot pleases his teacher p 57 Paul D before leaving is tortured with memories that he long hid deep insideHe would keep the rest where it belonged in that tobacco tin buried in his chest where a red heart used to be Its lid rusted shut He would not pry it loose now in front of this sweet sturdy woman for if she got a whiff of the contents it would shame him And it would hurt her to know that there was no read heart bright as Mister's comb beating in him p 73 Note that Mister was a rooster back at the Sweet Home farm Halle was Sethe's husband and the father of her children before the flight from Sweet Home to where Halle's mother Baby Suggs had escaped in free Ohio 124 Near the house there was a clearing where she would give open air speeches to the other fugitives and survivorsLove your hands Love them Raise them up and kiss them Touch others with them Pat them together stroke them on your face 'cause they don't love that either You got to love it you And no they ain't in love with your mouth Yonder out there they will see it broken and break it again What you say out of it they will not heed What you scream from it they do not hearThis is flesh I'm talking about here Flesh that needs to be loved p 88 Sethe bitterly misses the 28 days between her arrival at 124 and the catastrophe that consumes her she misses especially the comfort of Baby SuggsJust the fingers she thought Just let me feel your fingers again on the back of my neck and I will lay it all down make a way out of this no way p 95In his reminiscing we learn of Paul D's incredible journey and the countless acts of violence and predation that he survived including a chain gang under the beating sun of Georgia singing songs to Mr Death they smashed his head More than the rest they killed the flirt who folks called Life for leading them on Making them think the next sunrise would be worth it; that another stroke of time would do it at last Only when she was dead would they be safe The successful ones the ones who had been there enough years to have maimed mutilated and maybe even buried her kept watch over the others who were still in her cock teasing hug caring and looking forward remembering and looking back p 109 During his wandering he finds little consolation with the Cherokee who suffered the fate of genocide at the hands of white settlers Decimated but stubborn they were among those who chose a fugitive life rather than Oklahoma The illness that swept them now was reminiscent of the one that had killed half their number two hundred years earlier In between that calamity and this they had visited George III in London published a newspaper made basketsled Oglethorpe through forests helped Andrew Jackson fight Creek cooked maize drawn up a constitution petitioned the King of Spain been experimented on by Dartmouth established asylums wrote their language resisted settlers shot bear and translated scripture All to no avail The forced move to the Arkansas River insisted upon by the same president they fought for against the Creek destroyed another uarter of their already shattered number p 111 Eually horrifying was on his way to 124 having tied up his boat he notices something redReaching for it he thought it was a cardinal feather stuck to his boat He tugged and what came loose in his hand was a red ribbon knotted around a curl of wet wooly hair clinging still to a its bit of scalp p 180 He keeps the ribbon which comes to symbolize for him the tiniest hope for survival among the ferocious slave bounty hunters and the promised haven of 124In the wake of Paul D's leaving after learning the complete story from Stamp Paid things collapse in 124 into complete insanity as Sethe and Beloved become inseparable and push Denver out At the end of the novel however Denver finds a way to banish Beloved definitively by rallying the community of women in a beautiful scene p 261 Paul D rushes back to the side of Sethe sick and recalls a description of love by another victim of Sweet Home Sixo and his lover the Thirty Mile Woman'she is a friend of my mind She gathers me man The pieces I am she gathers them and gives them back to me in all the right order It's good you know when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind As the curtain falls on the book the exchange between Sethe and Paul DOnly this woman Sethe could have left him his manhood like that He wants to put his story next to hersSethe he says me and you we got yesterday than anybody We need some kind of tomorrowHe leans over and takes her hand With the other he touches her face You your best thing Sethe You are His holding fingers and holding hersMe? Me? p 273This is truly one of the most painful and beautiful books I have ever read and should be reuired reading for high school kids to understand fully the de humanizing aspects of slavery and how sex was used as a tool for oppression But mostly for the stunning love story of Sethe and Paul DFino's Toni Morrison ReviewsThe Bluest EyeSulaSong Of SolomonTar BabyBelovedJazzParadise


  9. Sean Barrs Sean Barrs says:

    Beloved is a novel about haunting; it is a novel about the human inability to move on from the past and how easily it can resurface We may try to move on but it never really leaves us And when the past is painful and full of blood it echoes for an eternity “You know as well as I do that people who die bad don’t stay in the ground” Enter Beloved daughter of Sethe a girl killed by her mother many years previous to escape the shackles of slavery Was it murder? Was it mercy? Was it both? I don’t have the answers though the past never stays dead The American slave trade can never be forgotten nor should it Although Beloved is the physical manifestation that is haunting her mother the reality is somewhat different It is her past; it is the injustice she faced and a decision she was forced to make that will never leave her Beloved is just the embodiment of it The novel flicks around in time moving forwards backwards and then returning the present Sometimes it’s mid chapter with no clearly defined shift A character’s mind will wonder returning to a time or place which helps to define who they are in the now Beloved is no light reading It is a demanding book The plot shifts around with little explanation point of views change randomly and uickly But again this is because the past never truly leaves us We may be in the present though our history will always haunt us And here America is being haunted by her dark past Tony Morrison’s prose is elouent and deals directly with psychological trauma It’s than physical scars and life wasted in servitude; it’s about what happens after The shackles may have been removed but each former slave will always feel them on their wrists biting into their skin They flock together building new communities out of those who experienced and are still experiencing the pain and hell slavery wrought them They do their best to carry on and make new lives though racial prejudice still remains And it will for many years But who are they now?There is also a sense of closeness of inexperience The world is a vast place but for former slaves for those born into slavery it is dauntingly huge Imagine spending your entire life in one enclosed space knowing but a small handful of people and then suddenly having the world made available to you You don’t know it You don’t understand it All you have ever known is forced labour and the slave master’s whip Where do you go? Where do you belong? Thus men like Paul D are forced to wonder with no real sense of belonging They go from town to town relationship to relationship without establishing a strong sense of identity or roots Pain permeates this narrative It oozes out of the characters and their sad experiences Morrison gets to the heart of the matter and she is uncompromising in her honesty Certainly not a novel to be missed though I was glad to finish it


  10. Fabian Fabian says:

    It's been a while since I last was online according to this computer's calculations thirteen days ago since then I have finished the monumentally loved BelovedThe only way I can describe this sure classic is it's a mix between the most brilliant of Hawthorne his Scarlet Letter bears plenty of similarities to Beloved since it too deals with a time of intense persecution in this country; the roles women played at such historical crossroads; the ghosts of the burdensome past making cameos in the present; haunted house motifs galore and the secret history which comes back again and again the vibrant poetry of Maya AngelouThis was written in the 198 Hardly a long time ago it was analyzedembraced then as it is now for its hodgepodge of ghost story elements romance and historical biography Because slavery is such a muddy record in our books it is certain documents like these which help widen the scope significantly to include various POVs jumps in time that are truly significant to American Literature The book mirrors the psyche of a woman who chooses liberating death for her child rather than the awful clutch of slavery It decidedly marks a usually undocumented moment when ex slaves got something close to freedom and had to find out how to live survive or try to make way for the upcoming generation outside of slavery


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