America . Anni '50. Il tema di fondo è il razzismo, ma si parla anche di dolore, di guerra, di segni profondi nell'anima, di violenza e della casa , come il luogo dove SI TORNA SEMPRE! Sono stata folgorata dalla bellezza delle parole usate dalla Morrison. Mi ha rapita il personaggio di Frank Money e, non meno, quello della sorella. Non sono mancate le lacrime sul finale. Da L E G G E R E !...Continua
Simply put, I read it because it's written by Toni Morrison and it's not as thick as her previous works. It turns out that this novel is pretty straightforward and plain, and to be honest less nuanced compared with her previous works (I’ve read The Bluest Eye and Paradise). I expect something new from her latest book, but I can’t get rid of the feeling that she’s recycling her old stuffs and techniques. Perhaps I set a standard too high and expect too much from her.
I always love the way she makes the characters more interesting via descriptions of small objects. Frank’s shoes, Jackie’s bad mops, the “girl” that Sarah cuts into two, etc. There are moments when Morrison turns on her Faulknerian mode in which she shifts back and forth in time, tells the story from one character’s perspective and then moves on to another one, and in a sly way constructs the history of the fictional town Lotus. But then, if you want to see Morrison in her full-fledged Faulknerian mode, Paradise is the book to read, not this one, unless you just want a taste of it....Continua