By: Toni Morrison
Source: Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1970. Reprint, New York: Plume, 1994, 9–16.
About the Author: Toni Morrison (1931–) was born in Lorain, Ohio. She earned a B.A. in English and Classics from Howard University in Washington, D.C., in 1953 and an M.A. in English from Cornell in 1954. Morrison taught and worked as an editor at Random House before she began to publish. In 1993 Toni Morrison was the first African American woman awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. She is currently the Robert F. Goheen Professor at Princeton University.
Toni Morrison began writing The Bluest Eye as a story in 1962. It evolved into an idea for a novel in 1965, five years before it was published. Morrison frequently reflects on her writing practices in interviews and in...
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