This summer Folio invites you to delve deeply into the life and craft of the extraordinary Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison. In this author study we will be reading her entire novelistic catalogue chronologically, starting with The Bluest Eye (1970).
Set in the author's girlhood hometown of Lorain, Ohio, The Bluest Eye tells the story of a black, eleven-year-old girl, who prays for her eyes to turn blue so that she will be as beautiful and beloved as all the blond, blue-eyed children in America. The Bluest Eye remains one of Toni Morrison's most powerful, unforgettable novels- and a significant work of American fiction.
This program is FREE and open to everyone in the community, we encourage you to join us and share it with friends and family!
About the Author
Toni Morrison, was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. Her novels are known for their epic themes, exquisite language and richly detailed African American characters who are central to their narratives. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon (1977) brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1988, Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved (1987); she gained worldwide recognition when she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993
The Bluest Eye (1969)
Song of Solomon (1977)
Tar Baby (1981)
A Mercy (2008)
God Help The Child (2015)