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1993, ISBN: 0756900034

Gebundene Ausgabe, [EAN: 9780756900038], Perfection Learning, Englisch, Englisch, Englisch, Perfection Learning, Book, Perfection Learning, Perfection Learning, Dieser Titel ist in englischer Sprache. "Zuerst erschießen sie das weiße Mädchen. Mit dem Rest können sie sich Zeit lassen. Sie sind siebzehn Meilen vom nächsten Ort entfernt, welcher wiederum neunzig Meilen von jedem anderen Ort entfernt ist. Verstecke wird es im Kloster zur Genüge geben, aber es ist genug Zeit, und der Tag hat erst begonnen." So beginnt Paradise, der erste Roman von Toni Morrison, seit sie 1993 den Nobelpreis für Literatur erhielt. Wie von der Autorin solcher brillanten Romane wie Song of Solomon, Beloved und Jazz zu erwarten war, ist Morrisons Paradise kühn, politisch, zutiefst spirituell und mit komplexen wie unvergeßlichen Figuren besetzt. Zeitverhältnisse sind in der Welt dieses besonderen Romans unklar. Obwohl er im Jahre 1976 spielt, wandert Morrison mühelos zwischen den Zeiten, indem sie den Leser zurück in die Vergangenheit zur Gründung von Ruby, einer schwarzen Ortschaft in Oklahoma, gegen Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs führt, und dann noch weiter zurück zur Gründung der Vorgängersiedlung Haven. Die Geschichte erinnert an die Handlung von Exodus: Eine Gruppe ehemaliger Sklaven zieht -- auf der Suche nach einer Heimat -- durch das Territorium von Oklahoma. Und über diesem starken Gespür für Personen und Orte weht ein Hauch von Übernatürlichem -- Geisterkinder huschen durch die Gänge einer verlassenen katholischen Mädchenschule und "unsichtbare Freunde" besuchen einsame Frauen in der Nacht. Dadurch, daß Morrison die Geschichte des Ortes und seiner Bewohner porträtiert, bereitet sie die Grundlage für den Konflikt, der sich in dem heutigen Teil der Geschichte zusammenbraut: Der neue Pfarrer des Ortes bringt einen Hauch der Politik, die das Amerika der damaligen Zeit vereinnahmte -- Bürgerrechte, Studentenunruhen, Straßenkrawalle --, Aktionen, die die unruhige Jugend des Ortes ansprechen. Inzwischen ist 17 Meilen außerhalb von Ruby, in der ehemaligen Mädchenschule mit dem Beinamen "Das Kloster", eine kleine Gruppe unkonventioneller Frauen eingezogen. Ihre Geschichten werden in Kapiteln, die ihre Namen tragen, erzählt. Es sind ebenso Geschichten von Exil, Exodus und letztlicher Heimkehr. Für die Männer von Ruby jedoch repräsentieren diese Frauen alles, was an der Außenwelt gefährlich ist, und als die heiligen Traditionen von Ruby zu bröckeln beginnen, machen sich neun Männer auf eine tödliche Jagd. Wie immer scheut sich Morrison nicht, die Beziehungen zwischen den Rassen und den Geschlechtern zu erforschen, und sie hat ein besonderes Talent dafür, Figuren zu schaffen, die immer mitfühlend, wenn auch nicht gerade sympathisch sind. Paradise ist ein Buch, das Sie mehr als nur einmal lesen werden wollen, und jedesmal werden Sie etwas Neues finden, das Sie verfolgen und in Erstaunen versetzen wird., "They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time. No need to hurry out here. They are 17 miles from a town which has 90 miles between it and any other. Hiding places will be plentiful in the Convent, but there is time and the day has just begun." So begins Paradise, Toni Morrison's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 1993. As one would expect from the author of such brilliantly imagined novels as Song of Solomon, Beloved and Jazz, Morrison's Paradise is ambitious, political, deeply spiritual and peopled with characters as complex as they are unforgettable. Time is fluid in the universe of this particular novel; though set in 1976, Morrison travels easily between eras, taking the reader back in time to the founding of Ruby, an all-black township in Oklahoma, at the end of World War II, then further back to the establishment of its predecessor, Haven, which parallels the story of Exodus: a band of former slaves wanders the Oklahoma territory in search of a homeland. Overlying the strong sense of character and place that imbues each page is a touch of the supernatural--ghost children skitter through the halls of an abandoned Catholic girl's school and "unseen friends" visit lonely women by night. Even as Morrison deftly limns the history of the town and its inhabitants, she lays the foundation for the conflict brewing in the present-day story: A new minister has come to town, bringing with him a whiff of the politics that engulfed that era--civil rights, student uprisings, rioting in the streets--activities which speak to the restlessness of the town's youth. Meanwhile, 17 miles away at the former girls' school nicknamed "the Convent," a small group of unconventional women have moved in. Their stories, told in individual chapters bearing their names, are also stories of exile, exodus and eventual homecoming. For the men of Ruby, however, these women represent everything that is dangerous about the outside world and as the sanctity of Ruby's traditions begin to crumble, nine men go on a deadly hunt. As always, Morrison is not afraid to explore the relations between the races or the genders and she is particularly adept at creating characters who, though frequently not likable, are always sympathetic. Paradise is a book you'll want to read more than once and each time you'll find something new to haunt and amaze you. -- Amazon.com, Oprah Book Club® Selection, January 1998: Toni Morrison's Paradise takes place in the tiny farming community of Ruby, Oklahoma, which its residents proudly proclaim "the one all-black town worth the pain." Settled by nine African American clans during the 1940s, the town represents a small miracle of self-reliance and community spirit. Readers might be forgiven, in fact, for assuming that Morrison's title refers to Ruby itself, which even during the 1970s retains an atmosphere of neighborliness and small-town virtue. Yet Paradises are not so easily gained. As we soon discover, Ruby is fissured by ancestral feuds and financial squabbles, not to mention the political ferment of the era, which has managed to pierce the town's pious isolation. In the view of its leading citizens, these troubles call for a scapegoat. And one readily exists: the Convent, an abandoned mansion not far from town--or, more precisely, the four women who occupy it, and whose unattached and unconventional status makes them the perfect targets for patriarchal ire. ("Before those heifers came to town," the men complain, "this was a peaceable kingdom.") One July morning, then, an armed posse sets out from Ruby for a round of ethical cleansing. Paradise actually begins with the arrival of these vigilantes, only to launch into an intricate series of flashbacks and interlaced stories. The cast is large--indeed, it seems as though we must have met all 360 members of Ruby's populace--and Morrison knows how to imprint even the minor players on our brains. Even more amazing, though, are the full-length portraits she draws of the four Convent dwellers and their executioners: rich, rounded, and almost painful in their intimacy. This richness--of language and, ultimately, of human understanding--combats the aura of saintliness that can occasionally mar Morrison's fiction. It also makes for a spectacular piece of storytelling, in which such biblical concepts as redemption and divine love are no postmodern playthings but matters of life and (in the very first sentence, alas) death., 66034011, Literature & Fiction, 386090011, Audiobooks, 66289011, Authors, A-Z, 67196011, Books & Reading, 66093011, Classics, 67212011, Comic, 67214011, Contemporary, 66159011, Drama, 67209011, Essays, 67130011, Foreign Language Fiction, 67211011, General, 67216011, Genre Fiction, 67931011, History & Criticism, 68317011, Large Print, 66035011, Letters & Correspondence, 67215011, Literary, 67966011, Poetry, 68079011, Short Stories, 66036011, Women's Fiction, 68085011, World Literature, 160530031, General AAS, 67917011, Erotica, 54071011, Subjects, 52044011, Englische Bücher, 208622031, Gebundene Ausgabe, 208621031, Format (binding_browse-bin), 366250011, Refinements, 52044011, Englische Bücher, 493113031, Englisch, 493112031, Languages, 366250011, Refinements, 52044011, Englische Bücher

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Hardcover, [EAN: 9780756900038], Perfection Learning, Perfection Learning, Book, [PU: Perfection Learning], Perfection Learning, "They shoot the white girl first. With the rest they can take their time. No need to hurry out here. They are 17 miles from a town which has 90 miles between it and any other. Hiding places will be plentiful in the Convent, but there is time and the day has just begun." So begins Paradise, Toni Morrison's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize for literature in 1993. As one would expect from the author of such brilliantly imagined novels as Song of Solomon, Beloved and Jazz, Morrison's Paradise is ambitious, political, deeply spiritual and peopled with characters as complex as they are unforgettable. Time is fluid in the universe of this particular novel; though set in 1976, Morrison travels easily between eras, taking the reader back in time to the founding of Ruby, an all-black township in Oklahoma, at the end of World War II, then further back to the establishment of its predecessor, Haven, which parallels the story of Exodus: a band of former slaves wanders the Oklahoma territory in search of a homeland. Overlying the strong sense of character and place that imbues each page is a touch of the supernatural--ghost children skitter through the halls of an abandoned Catholic girl's school and "unseen friends" visit lonely women by night. Even as Morrison deftly limns the history of the town and its inhabitants, she lays the foundation for the conflict brewing in the present-day story: A new minister has come to town, bringing with him a whiff of the politics that engulfed that era--civil rights, student uprisings, rioting in the streets--activities which speak to the restlessness of the town's youth. Meanwhile, 17 miles away at the former girls' school nicknamed "the Convent," a small group of unconventional women have moved in. Their stories, told in individual chapters bearing their names, are also stories of exile, exodus and eventual homecoming. For the men of Ruby, however, these women represent everything that is dangerous about the outside world and as the sanctity of Ruby's traditions begin to crumble, nine men go on a deadly hunt. As always, Morrison is not afraid to explore the relations between the races or the genders and she is particularly adept at creating characters who, though frequently not likable, are always sympathetic. Paradise is a book you'll want to read more than once and each time you'll find something new to haunt and amaze you. -- Amazon.com, 590934, Literary Fiction, 62, Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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Paradise
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Morrison, Toni

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Paradise

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9780756900038

"The last classic American writer" ("Newsweek") challenges our most fiercely held beliefs as she weaves folklore and history, memory and myth, into an unforgettable meditation on race, religion, gender, and the way a society can turn in on itself until it explodes.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780756900038
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0756900034
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: Perfection Learning
318 Pages
Weight: 0,318 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 9780756900038

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