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The Resource Paradise, Toni Morrison

Paradise, Toni Morrison

Label
Paradise
Title
Paradise
Statement of responsibility
Toni Morrison
Creator
Author
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time." So begins Toni Morrison's Paradise, which opens with a horrifying scene of mass violence and chronicles its genesis in an all-black small town in rural Oklahoma. In Paradise - her first novel since she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature - Toni Morrison gives us a bravura performance. As the book begins deep in Oklahoma early one morning in 1976, nine men from Ruby (pop. 360), in defense of "the one all-black town worth the pain," assault the nearby Convent and the women in it. From the town's ancestral origins in 1890 to the fateful day of the assault, Paradise tells the story of a people ever mindful of the relationship between their spectacular history and a void "Out there ... where random and organized evil erupted when and where it chose." Founded by the descendants of freed slaves and survivors in exodus from a hostile world, the patriarchal community of Ruby is built on righteousness, rigidly enforced moral law, and fear. But seventeen miles away, another group of exiles has gathered in a promised land of their own. And it is upon these women in flight from death and despair that nine male citizens of Ruby will lay their pain, their terror, and their murderous rage. In prose that soars with the rhythms, grandeur, and tragic arc of an epic poem, Toni Morrison challenges our most fiercely held beliefs as she weaves folklore and history, memory and myth into an unforgettable meditation on race, religion, gender, and a far-off past that is ever present
Cataloging source
ICvR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Toni
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3563.O8749
LC item number
P37 1998b
Literary form
novels
Reading level
5.8
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communal living
  • African Americans
  • Oklahoma
  • Small cities
  • Male domination (Social structure)
  • Women
  • African Americans
  • Conflict of generations
  • Colorism
  • Afro-Americans
  • Communes (Contre-culture)
  • Noirs américains
  • Oklahoma
  • Petites villes
  • Domination masculine (Structure sociale)
  • Femmes
  • Conflit de générations
  • Colorisme
  • 18.06 Anglo-American literature
  • Women
  • Small cities
  • Male domination (Social structure)
  • Conflict of generations
  • Colorism
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Communal living
  • Oklahoma
  • African Americans
Label
Paradise, Toni Morrison
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ruby -- Mavis -- Grace -- Seneca -- Divine -- Patricia -- Consolata -- Lone -- Save-Marie
Control code
ocm38117575
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780679433743
Lccn
97080913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)38117575
Label
Paradise, Toni Morrison
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ruby -- Mavis -- Grace -- Seneca -- Divine -- Patricia -- Consolata -- Lone -- Save-Marie
Control code
ocm38117575
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
318 pages
Isbn
9780679433743
Lccn
97080913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)38117575

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