Guided Discussion: The Continued Relevance of Toni Morrison’s "The Bluest Eye"

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 12:30pm
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Boca Raton

While Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison's first novel, "The Bluest Eye," published in 1970, takes place in the 1940s, the novel's commentary on the effects of Eurocentric beauty standards on black communities continues to resonate today. The book description on the Vintage edition reads, "Pecola Breedlove, a young eleven-year-old black girl, prays every day for beauty... Yet as her dreams grow more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the face of adversity and strife." "The Bluest Eye" is now considered an American classic and an essential account of the African American experience after the Great Depression. This lecture begins with an overview of this poetic and poignant novel's thematic concerns and ends with a group discussion. It is suggested that attendees read "The Bluest Eye" in advance. Space is limited. 

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50-65

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 12:30pm · add to calendar 2022-11-29 12:30:00 2022-11-29 15:30:00 America/New_York Guided Discussion: The Continued Relevance of Toni Morrison’s "The Bluest Eye" https://events.palmbeachculture.com/event/955322/guided-discussion-the-continued-relevance-of-toni-morrisons-the-bluest-eye Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU, Boca Raton, 777 Glades Rd, CEH Bldg. 31D, Boca Raton, FL, 33431

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