God Help the Child



Dans Son Onzi Me Roman, Qui Se D Roule L Poque Actuelle, Toni Morrison D Crit Sans Concession Des Personnages Longtemps Prisonniers De Leurs Souvenirs Et De Leurs Traumatismes Au Centre Du R Cit, Une Jeune Femme Qui Se Fait Appeler Bride La Noirceur De Sa Peau Lui Conf Re Une Beaut Hors Norme Au Fil Des Ans Et Des Rencontres, Elle Conna T Doutes, Succ S Et Atermoiements Mais Une Fois D Livr E Du Mensonge Autrui Ou Elle M Me Et Du Fardeau De L Humiliation, Elle Saura, Comme Les Autres, Se Reconstruire Et Envisager L Avenir Avec S R Nit Rus , Sauvage, Et L Gant Toni Morrison Distille Des L Ments De R Alisme Et D Hyperr Alisme Dans Un Chaos Magique, Tout En Maintenant Une Atmosph Re Narrative S Ductrice Et Po Tique, Voire Toxique Une Fois Encore, Toni Morrison D Ploie Une Criture Courageuse Et Sensuelle Qui Fait D Elle, Sans Doute, La Plus Grande Romanci Re Contemporaine Lisa Shea, Elle Toni Morrison Ajoute Une Nouvelle Pierre L Difice D Une Uvre Au Sein De Laquelle Elle Ne Cesse D Examiner, D Interroger Les Conflits Et Les Changements Culturels De Notre Poque D Livrances Est Incontestablement Un Nouveau Chef D Uvre Jane Ciabattari, BBCGod Help the Child

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 198 pages
  • God Help the Child
  • Toni Morrison
  • French
  • 23 May 2017

10 thoughts on “God Help the Child

  1. says:

    Read this in one breath Really lovely novel about how a young woman made a desperate choice to be loved by her mother, how that choice would shape her life, and how she was able to overcome a mistake to become her own wom...

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    When I took a grad school class on Toni Morrison, I started a pretentious, I know tradition of 9 word reviews of her work Look, I was young and she had written 9 books at the time Anyway, I ll do the same here Everybody is fucked up There s usually a good reason.Then I ll cheat ...

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    Everybody bow down, Toni Morrison still reigns In this short novel, we meet Bride A young woman who, as a child, testified in a court case which led to the imprisonment of an alleged child abuser Twenty years later, Bride tries to make peace with the woman whom she sent to prison I ll stop there and allow you to read the rest of the novel.Morrison imbues this novel with her renowned mastery of prose which allows the reader to sweep through this novel in only a sitting or two This novel is a well wound timepiece with every cog characters, narrative, emotion working off each other in perfect harmony and synchronisation, in the end altogether forming a beautiful work.This book is a true brilliant work of structure and form Split into many different vignettes, some in first person and some in third person, the narrative jumps back and forward in both time and location...

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    Pride 17 12 2016

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    3.5 stars No matter how hard we try to ignore it, the mind always knows truth and wants clarity Toni Morrison, God Help The ChildIt took me a while to write this review, mainly because I was trying to find the right words I ve read most of Morrison s books There was something about it that did not feel very much like her other books That s not to say an author has to stick to one writing style but there were some parts of the book that caught me off guard Structurally this felt quite different from her other books, with fast paced sections, and a couple of loose ends, though it wasn t that evident at first.The novella focuses on Bride, a woman with blue black skin Ignored and neglected by her mother, and not shown any love because of her black skin, she was accepted as a successful adult in the beauty industry I sold my elegant blackness to all those childhood ghosts and now they pay me for it I have to say, forcing those tormentors the real ones and others like them to drool with envy when they see me is than payback It s glory At first I thought this book was going along the lines of The Bluest Eye in that it discusses colourism.Regardless of how often I read about colourism, it always surprises me how prevalent it can be, and how it can, in this case, stop a light skinned black woman from showing any love to her dark skinned daughter I came across this painting the other day, A Reden o de Cam, by Modesto Brocos, which summari...

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    This novel is really not goodThe reviews have been studiously polite but have been gesturing to the deficits in the book, which are considerable I say this not to discredit Toni Morrison because I love her work But the elements of this novel are explored with so much nuance and terrible beauty elsewhere in her oeuvre cruelty, sexual abuse, color consciousness, and the terrible vulnerability of children The Bluest Eye and the inhuman force of fire, the irresistible allure of a strong sexual connection, and the betrayal of female friendship Sula In an odd way, this felt like a sketch for a novel rather than an actual novel, and while it focuses on the female body as a symbol of psychic pain or community renewal Beloved , complicating and ironizing the common representations of pregnancy as the site of restoration, drawing attention to the fact that a birth is not a happy ending but a cyclical beginning,...

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    Literary fiction vs popular fiction .

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    No lonesome wandering child with a fishing pole passed by and glanced at the adults in the dusty gray car But if one had, he or she might have noticed the pronounced smiles of the couple, how dreamy their eyes were, but would not care a bit what caused that shine of happiness A child New life Immune to evil or illness, protected from kidnap, beatings, rape, racism, insult, hurt, self loathing, abandonment Error free All goodness Minus wrath So they believe The children in Toni Morrison s novel can use all the help they can get, whether from God or some other source Lula Ann Bridewell was not what her high yellow parents had expected She was so black she scared me Midnight black, Sudanese black Ain t nobody in my family anywhere near that color I hate to say it, but from the very beginning in the maternity ward, Lula Ann embarrassed me Toni Morrison said in an interview, For me, the tar baby came to mean the black woman who can hold things together In this instance it is about a very black woman who cannot While she may be a successful cosmetics pro, beautiful, successful, rising in the world, we meet the adult Lula Ann, who has erased the rest of her name and now calls herself by the monon...

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    4.5 Absolutely amazing, Morrison can put a story together as very few can Although only a short novel, so much is said, so much emotional territory is covered When Sweetness, a light skinned black gives birth to a blue black baby, she is appalled as is her husband who quickly leaves the family Treating her daughter, Lulu Ann roughly, she makes excuses for herself by thinking she is teaching her child how rough the world would treat her by the color of her skin Calling herself Bride, Lulu Ann becomes a beauty and successful in business, but not so in love.The story shows how treatment in the past follows a person into the future, the feelings of inferiority are hard to erase How violence is dealt to the young and helpless by the very people trusted to take care and love them This is a gritty novel, reminiscent of her earliest novel, Bluest Eye Her use of spare language, her word choices, descriptions ...

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