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Episode 42 - Deepak Chopra and The Bluest Eye

Books spotted on my commute: *THE BLUEST EYE by Toni Morrison *BOCCANERA by Michele Pedinielli *THIS IS HOW YOU LOSE THE TIME WAR by @tithenai  & @maxgladstone  *AMERICAN ROYALS by @katharinemcgee  *THE GREAT BELIEVERS by @rebeccamakkai  #RedLineReaders 

Barack Obama dropped his summer reading list and said “you can’t go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else—they’re transcendent, all of them.”

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Of course, ‘The Bluest Eye’ was on the list.

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison’s 11 novels, from The Bluest Eye to Beloved, achieved that rare, beautiful combination of being both canonical works of literature and human stories that have stayed close to readers’ hearts: Via @CNN  #ToniMorisson 

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here's something cool: Toni Morrison's new Source Of Self-Regard is on the nonfic bestsellers list, while Beloved, Bluest Eye, and Song of Solomon are all listed as "new this week" on the fiction bestsellers list...which is kind of crazy but also awesome

“I opened the book and stumbled onto a magnificent stroke of luck: I fell in love,” @marykarrlit  writes of reading “The Bluest Eye” for the first time.

After reading “The Bluest Eye,” @alexanderchee  remembers thinking, “So this is what a novel can do.”

#ToniMorrison’s best novels, from The Bluest Eye to Beloved

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Toni Morrison's debut novel, "The Bluest Eye" (1970), made an immediate impact, landing with all the subtlety of a meteor, if a meteor could come from one’s own planet.

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The Bluest Eye Sula Song of Solomon Tar Baby Beloved These are just a few of Author and Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison's work. She was a brilliant writer who shared heartbreaking and poignant stories about Blackness in America. May her soul rest in peace.

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Today we remember Toni Morrison. From her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," Morrison wrote about the African American experience and issues of exclusion and belonging. She was the first black woman to become a Nobel laureate. 📸: Helen Marcus, @NPG 

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Toni Morrison, the Nobel Prize-winning author of Beloved and The Bluest Eye, has died aged 88. Here is a lovely long @BBCFrontRow  interview with her and @raziaiqbal  from the 2014 Hay Festival.

Toni Morrison was nearly 40 when her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," was published. By her early 60s, after just six novels, she had become the first black woman to receive the Nobel literature prize.

In high school, @noname  was introduced to 'The Bluest Eye' by Toni Morrison and her life changed.

Toni Morrison dominated an industry in which depictions of black life were often limited and rooted in stereotype. Her first book, "The Bluest Eye," was published in 1970. Among her other great works are "Song of Solomon" and "A Mercy."

Novelist Toni Morrison won a Pulitzer for 'Beloved' and a Nobel Prize for her poetic body of work that includes 'The Bluest Eye' and 'Song of Solomon'

Toni Morrison, the renowned author known for her works including "Song of Solomon," "Beloved" and "The Bluest Eye," has passed away at age 88.

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Nancy Pelosi was in her mid-40s when she was first elected to Congress. Toni Morrison was in her late 30s when her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," was published. Ava DuVernay was in early 30s when she made her first film. Don't rush. You'll get there. #LifeasaMarathon 

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