The Bluest Eye | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Carl D. Malmgren

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of The Bluest Eye.
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Critical Essay by Carl D. Malmgren

SOURCE: Malmgren, Carl D. “Texts, Primers, and Voices in Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye.Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 41, no. 3 (spring 2000): 251-62.

In the following essay, Malmgren studies the multicultural and polyphonic structures of The Bluest Eye with respect to the novel's concern with victimization and its causes.

The Bluest Eye represents a remarkable undertaking, especially for a first novel. In terms of formal features, it might be described as a kind of narratological compendium. For one thing, the novel incorporates several different forms of textuality. It opens with three different versions of its epigraphic “master” text, several lines drawn from an elementary school primer. That is followed by an italicized “overture,” introducing the primary narrator, Claudia MacTeer, and the dominant motifs of the work...

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