Archive for October, 2010

The Bluest Eye – Recommended readings

October 4, 2010

Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye

Recommended Readings


The following books are available from the short loan section of the Wartenweiler Library:

  • Middleton, David L (ed).Toni Morrison’s fiction : contemporary criticism.  New York : Garland Pub., 1997.


  • Carmean, Karen. Toni Morrison’s world of fiction. New York : Whitston, 1993.


  • Bjork, Patrick Bryce. The novels of Toni Morrison: the search for self and place within the community.  New York: P Lang, 1992.

The following articles are available from the J-Stor digital archive (which can be accessed via the Wits Library website)

  • Klotman ,Phyllis R. ‘Dick-and-Jane and the Shirley Temple Sensibility in the Bluest Eye.’ Black American Literature Forum, Vol. 13, No. 4 (Winter, 1979), pp. 123-125


  • Kuenz, Jane. ‘The Bluest Eye: Notes on History, Community, and Black Female Subjectivity.’ African American Review, Vol. 27, No. 3, Women’s Culture Issue (Autumn, 1993), pp. 421-431


  • Dittmar, Linda. ‘“Will the Circle Be Unbroken?” The Politics of Form in The Bluest Eye. NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Winter, 1990), pp. 137-155