Monday, August 30, 2021

September 24, 2021—The Bluest Eye, by Toni Morrison

The next meeting of Great Books KC will be September 24, 2021. We will discuss The Bluest Eyeby Toni Morrison.

Meeting Location & Time:
Date: September 24, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm
 Zoom On-Line Meeting:
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Description of Book:
The Bluest Eye, published in 1970, is the first novel written by Toni Morrison. The novel takes place in Lorain, Ohio (Morrison's hometown), and tells the story of a young African-American girl named Pecola who grew up following the Great Depression. Set in 1941, the story tells that she is consistently regarded as "ugly" due to her mannerisms and dark skin. As a result, she develops an inferiority complex, which fuels her desire for the blue eyes she equates with "whiteness".


Clif Hostetler said...

Here's a link to my review:

Clif Hostetler said...

Report on September 24, 2021 Meeting:
The following were in attendance to discuss.
Bernard Norcott-Mahany
Clif Hostetler
John Rasmus
Don Pepper
Marianne Cotugno
Tom Brown
Darla Brown
Greg Brown
Rex Nowland
Pam Shannon
Judy Covell
Jack Granath
R. Gina Renee